I'm a sucker for the colors and the street scenes in Ireland, as you can tell.
Photos of the Salmon Weir Bridge in Galway, on the way to Galway Cathedral. I have no good photos of the Cathedral. And, it was just the first of our disappointing Cathedral visits due to funerals. At Galway Cathedral, there was a funeral in progress, that of a well-loved politician. We couldn't go inside or take photos inside.
Linda at the Spanish Arch in Galway.
And, what you see as you come in or leave Galway, the docks.
Then, on to the Burren. It's an unbelievable landscape. This is a thatched cottage alongside the road in Kinvara. And, you do see thatched cottages throughout southwestern Ireland.
I had to take this picture. How often do you see a sign that says, "Castle parking"?
And, this is the castle, Dunguaire Castle.
These thatched cottages are behind the parking lot for the castle.
And, the ruin is close by.
Near Ballyvaughan in the Burren.
Let me tell you a little about Poulnalbrone Dolmen. It's a portal tomb, probably dating from between 4200 B.C. and 2900 B.C. It's in a rocky field south of Ballyvaughan in the Burren. In 1985, there was a crack discovered in one of the stones. When the stone collapsed, they discovered remains of up to thirty-three people buried there. The stone has been replaced, and the remains moved to Ennis to the Clare Museum. Poulnalbrone Dolmen is a quiet, somber place, so impressive. I can't even find words to describe it.
We ended our day at McGann's Pub in Doolin. And, yes, there is another picture of Kevin in a pub.
|Kevin and Linda at McGann's|
Day 2. I have to say I was most impressed with Poulnalbrone Dolmen on Wednesday.