Well....that was very successful. We took Jack and Alex to the stone fort and they dived in and out of the souterainn...remembered to bring a torch with us...and clambered about on the walls without falling off and breaking a leg. So it was grand altogether and we all enjoyed ourselves...

But....their Mum is a real chatterbox and she wasn't really listening when they were trying to tell her about what they'd done...and she'd never heard of the Bog Bodies either...I'd asked the children if they had and was struggling to explain while Wendy was talking about her horse at the same time...it's awful hard for me not to let rip and tell her to hush a minute 'cos Alex was really interested in the fact they were sacrifical and had long hair etc...while Wendy was going on about having her horses shod...

They are the sort of family where everyone is needing attention now this minute....half an hour wore me out!

But the little boys are well-behaved enough for me to take out to Dublin for the day...and so I'll broach that idea later.

I rather think they enjoyed the graveyard just as much...if not more...than the stone fort. We went there as well because the souterainn actually comes up in the graveyard...which used to be a ring fort. It's blocked off now unfortunately so it's no longer possible to go from one end to the other. They spent ages reading the headstones and scorning the plastic flowers and wondering why a little girl who was only six had died in 1930 and decided a lady who died at the age of ninety-six had probably had nothing wrong with her really...she was just very old.

The next planned adventure is the Cave of the Cat when Reuben and Teresa come over next month...Reuben is slim and fit enough to get through the entrance hole and he wanted to go again...so he can take the boys in there.

Not told him yet mind you...