Monthly Archives: April 2013

The ponies and horses of County Clare

We’ve heard a lot about the Connemara ponies since we’ve been in Ireland but these lovely ones were in County Clare:

A couple of serious fellows with one of the best views in Ireland … looking out to the Aran Islands.

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And who could resist these two … just sitting in the front yard of someone’s house, lapping up the afternoon sun.

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Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Over the weekend, we visited the Cliffs of Moher at County Clare. It was mighty windy and cool but the air was clear and we had a great view.

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It was strange to be looking out to see Inis Meàin (see the middle island below), rather than looking out to the Cliffs of Moher from Inis Meàin.

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Flight from Inis Meàin to Galway

Great little flight across to the mainland, only about 8 minutes.

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Clear views over the island and a good view of the airport and our house (far left, second house in view) …

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The passenger ferry port …

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… and the mainland.

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And safely on the ground again.

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Woolly Connemara pedestrians

Jack and I spent the weekend visiting the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare and the Connemara mountains in County Galway and County Mayo. We’ll add some more pics over the next few days, but here are some of my favourite pics from the little town of Keel on Achill island in County Mayo where we stayed on Saturday night. These woolly, black-stockinged and black-faced pedestrians were all up and down the mountains and through the streets of the town.

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