Port: the Irish ghost village off the map.

The top of Glengesh Pass in County Donegal, Ireland, is breathtaking. Here you’re in one of the most remote corners of the country, sparsely populated, windswept and wild. You’re as likely to hear Gaelic spoken as English, for life hasn’t changed a whole lot over the past hundred years, and the land, the sea and the weather still govern people’s lives, as it once did in the quaint village of Port. Coming down off the pass leads you to Ardara, famous for its weaving. Take a left and you end…

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#TodayInHistory – July 23

July 23 – Some important events on this day. 1215 👉🏼 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen 1829 👉🏼 William Austin Burt patents America’s first “typographer”. William Austin Burt patented the typographer on this day, which makes it America’s first typewriter. The model invented by Burt was destroyed in an 1839 fire at the US patent office. Although other typewriters had been invented, Burt’s was the first built in America and possibly the first properly built anywhere in the world. 1840 👉🏼 Union…

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