Visiting Ireland's Counties Cork, Kerry, Clare and Galway
The entry gate to Sheen Falls Lodge.
Departing on Thanksgiving evening 2001 - we thought the Aer Lingus plane would be empty -- however there was not one vacant seat . . .
Landing in Shannon, we headed south, with a slight detour to see the town of Adare and then straight towards the southern coast in Co. Cork and the town of Cork. From there, due to a little confusion on which road we were driving on, we took a detour excursion of about 40 miles to a town Clonakilty -- which fourtunately for us offered us one of the simplest and best lunches we've ever had at a small restaurant called Macehiter's.
Once back on track, and checking the little road markers very carefully, we headed to the Beara Peninsula and up into Co. Kerry for the town of Kenmare and Sheen Falls Lodge.
These falls were located just next to the lodge which made for a wonderfully dramatic setting. The lodge is nestled on 300 acres of property with some splendid woodland walks mapped out . . .
Along a woodland walk...
brilliant greens, beautiful browns...
huge incredible ferns...
and moss covering everything!
The Dingle Peninsula, seen here just past the town of Inch.
Surfers head out . . . to catch the Atlantic waves . . .
Dingle's verdent green hills...
and harsh coastlines.
Crossing the River Shannon from Tarbert to Killimer.
The charming town of Kilrush . . .
A looming storm bearing down on Miltown Malbay.
The parish church of Quilty.
On the lawn of Moy House, Lahinch, Co. Clare.
Moon rising over Moy House.
Looking across the bay to Liscannor.
Lonely remains near Lahinch.
Looking north of the Cliffs of Moher and a bit of rainbow.
Rainbows and light rain showers at the Cliffs of Moher and O'Brian's Tower.
The little village of Doolin, roads wet from a quick rain fall.
The Atlantic wabes crashing against the western shoreline of Co. Clare.