Since the feast of the Ascension was only a couple days ago, the shrines are in fine shape.
Entering the Burren!
No weird geology yet, though.
An Ennis meadow
Butterflies on butterfly bush
Butterfly on butterfly bush
At Kilfenora cathedral
A Clare landscape
Fence and lake
At the top of the hill, looking north
Cattle near Kilfenora Cathedral
Jennifer being interviewed by Paul White
North of Lisdoonvarna
Looking toward the ocean
My Friday along the Coast Road
The journal for the tour whence comes this photo is online at: www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/BrianOgilvieIreland2010
Landscape with ruined castle
Ruined church in Fanore
The churchyard is still used for burials
Where the Burren ends
More Burren landscape
A peaceful valley
Jennifer in raingear
Impressive enough, but we've seen more impressive ones in Brittany and the Quercy. Yes, we are dolmen snobs.
Cliffs of Moher
This is as close as we got to the cliffs
Traditional Aran Island fence
The fences are dry laid; they protect the thin topsoil from erosion by the constant, fierce wind.
The southern coast with cliffs
Fence built on top of limestone outcropping
Landscape with fences
The Black Fort (Dun Dúbhchathair)
Limestone pavement outside the Black Fort