Where Ireland meets the Atlantic
Standing 200 meters above, frantic
I took an inhale
Kept one eye on the trail
Because falling would not be romantic
On Sunday, Joe and I took the Paddywagon on a tour through the Burren region in County Clare-which is just an hour west of Limerick. We stopped first at a portal tomb known as Poulnabrone Dolmen, which dates back to 4200 B.C. It reminded me more of a giant massage table than a tomb. Maybe the ancient Neolithic people had more than one use for them. The landscape is covered with limestone and many different types of plants and wildflowers-which makes the region a main attraction. It was fun taking pictures there and limestone-hopping too. Next stop-Doolin. A small fishing village that is known as the capital of Irish traditional music, it’s where many well-known Irish musicians got their name. Too bad our bus driver gave us only 45 minutes here-we ran to O’Connors pub for some stuffed roast chicken with sweet potatoes and a Murphy’s stout, took in as much of the town as possible (the sweater shop, etc) and were off for the famous Cliffs of Moher. Now I love writing, but words would never do those magnificent cliffs justice. So, here are some photos-enjoy!