Beautiful views of the western countryside and some Irish music. It reminded me so much of home.
A statue of the Irish poet Oscar Wilde and his cousin.
The symbol on the Claddagh ring. Wearing the ring with the heart facing down your finger represents a search for love, while wearing the ring with the heart facing up your arm represents love found.
The King’s Head. A restaurant in honour of the man who beheadded King Charles I.
A boat with a white stripe is a Galway hooker.
The roofs must be replaced once every thirty years otherwise they will catch fire or collapse.
Stone walls are extremely common in the countryside.
We were told this post is often pictured on post cards because of the large amount of signs attached to it.
Driving throufh the National Park, heading to the Cliffs of Moher. The winding road to the cliffs was steep and narrow.
The rain held off long enough for us to see the cliffs. The winds were strong and the ground was wet and muddy. It was worth every second.
The path along the cliffs was lined with a rock fence on the outer side and an electric fence on the inner side. You really had to watch your step!
Three people have lost their lives at the Cliffs since the New Year.
In the gift shop at the Cliffs, there was a program to discover the meaning of your name.
McKeeman is infact an Irish name. In Gaelic, Mac Keeman means “Son of Simon”. Fitzsimmon is a translated version of McKeeman.
One last stop after dinner. The sun was beginning to set.
Exposed limestone. On the Western coast of Ireland, where the ground was once hard and rocky, clay was layed over the limestone to make the ground fertile. A few inches below the grass lies limestone. Not a great place to set up your tent, said our guide.
There was plenty of cattle in the countryside. Cows could even be seen high on the mountains.