We were at the Christmas Market in Dun Laoghaire where we met the Lord Mayor !

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Loads Of Stalls Selling All Kinds Of Things For Christmas : Food stalls , Christmas Trees For Sale, Hot Chocolate & Ice-creams !

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This Was Our Favourite Stall Selling  Personalised Christmas Decorations!

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Ice Cream and Christmas Trees For Sale at the Christmas Market !

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Original Gift Ideas Like These Knitted Doughnut Rings !

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A Hot Dog to get in the Christmas Spirit !

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Christmas Time in Ireland

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Playing in the Nautical Themed Playground Surrounded by Christmas Trees for Sale !

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SEK Dublin at Dunlaoghaire Fun Fair at the Christmas Market

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Excursion to Dalkey Castle

The Cheevers family from Monkstown owned the Castle in the early 1600’s. Their name  comes from the French word for Goat “chevre”,

The goat appears on the castle coat of arms and Dalkey Castle  is also know locally as Goat Castle!

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We visited the church attached to the castle and an archer explained how he used his bow and arrow to protect the Castle !

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We saw a movie about life in the castle in the 1600’s until the 1900’s . We met “My Lady” who lived in the castle long ago and she told us all about the food and the customs of that time !

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We made money like they did in the old Viking times in Dublin with a hammer  and a sheet of silver !

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We learned about what weapons they used and what clothes they wore to protect themselves !

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