Sunday, November 21, 2010

Irish Landscapes

I just couldn't move on without sharing a few pictures of Ireland.  The landscapes are breathtaking in a pastoral sort of way.  I want so much to return and spend more time around the area of Pallasgreen, viewing what my ancestors viewed.

Pictured above is the town of Doolin in County Clare, close to the Cliffs of Moher. It is famous for its pubs where locals perform authentic Irish music and members of the audience volunteer to recite poetry and sing songs.
These are pictures from the Dingle Peninsula.  It is beautiful partly because it is still pretty much in its natural state.  The road around the Slea Head drive has been improved, but is largely one lane.  There is very little commercial activity other than the tour buses that travel the roads each day.  Since we were there in September, even this traffic was minimal.

I can't possible do justice to the beautiful landscape of Ireland with just a few pictures.  I put together a photoshow with a couple of hundred pictures of Ireland and Scotland.  It is set to Irish music.  I warn you -- it is 23 minutes long.  However, you can stop it at any time. I hope some day that all of my readers have the chance to go to these two countries.  Ireland and Scotland Photoshow

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