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On our train tour of County Wicklow, my sister and I discovered that Ireland does, indeed, have forty shades of green!
After our tour of the Avoca Mill, we traveled on through County Wicklow, stopping at the Meeting of the Waters, where the Avenmore and Avenbeg Rivers meet before heading out to the sea as the Avoca River.
It's a beautiful and peaceful spot, and a favorite for family gatherings and picnics.
Next, we visited the Wicklow Mountains National Park.
And then the Glendalough Monastic City.
At the gates to the Monastic City, a woman was playing the Uilleann pipes -- and the music was haunting and lovely -- perfect for the site.
This was truly the stuff travel brochures are made of!
So beautiful. A bit haunting. And so very green!
After such a magical, mystical day, it was rather jarring to take the train back to Dublin at the end of the afternoon -- where (of course) we promptly got lost straight out of the train station (but found our way quickly and without much turmoil).
Forty shades, indeed!