Visits For June, 2004

Monday, 7th June 2004

A Wander Through Nature\'s Best - Day 2

We found a campsite near Doolin and settled in. A short wander down a track and across two fields took to a spot overlooking a cliffy, craggy coastline where we watched the sun go down over the Arran Islands to the sound of the waves crashing into the rocks below, sending up huge plumes of spray. Does it get any better?

After a well deserved sleep and before doing any megalith viewing we decided to go and see the Cliffs of Moher. Wow! They're impressive, but I found the crowds of tourists very oppressive.The charge for the car park is outrageous too! The 'Visitor Centre' is a shop ...

So, from the packed and hectic tourist-trap at the cliffs we set off north to get away from it all. One small townland, packed with tombs (and a bonus cashel) would take us 5 hours to explore. The curcuit was about 2.5 km, but walking across the Burren-esque landscape constantly in awe of what nature has going on up there and looking down upon Galway Bay and over to the Arran Islands really slows you down.

Stoolery Hill (Co. Clare)Standing Stone2 New Images
Ballynahown (Co. Clare)Wedge Tomb5 New Images
Ballynahown (Co. Clare)Hut Circle1 New Image
Ballynahown (Co. Clare)Wedge Tomb3 New Images
Ballynahown (Co. Clare)Wedge Tomb3 New Images
Caherdoon (Co. Clare)Stone Fort1 New Image
Ballynahown (Co. Clare)Wedge Tomb9 New Images
Kilmacduagh (Co. Galway)Round Tower2 New Images
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