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Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Ireland. This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their home, Gracehill House. They are reputedly haunted by a ‘Grey lady’. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight as they form an arc over the road and have become known as the Dark Hedges.
Blarney Stone-Ireland. The Blarney Stone is a famous Irish historical site located in the village of Blarney, just a mere 8 kilometers from the city of Cork. It’s a huge block of stone that was a gift of gratitude to the Irish people from Robert the Bruce, for their unwavering support in the 1314 battle of Bannockburn. Robert Bruce was my 18th Great Granfather.