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Day One:  The Cliffs of Moher--County Clare

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We drove here straight from the airport.  Talk about immersion,  it was 8:00 in the morning!  It is hard to convey the scale, but if you look below and to the left of the castle built by the Guinness family in the 1860's, you can see a white dot which is a sheep.

 

Day Two:  Clifden; Sky Road, Clifden; Kylemore Abbey--Connemara, County Galway

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Clifden, in the Connemara region of Galway, was one of the last towns built in Ireland (1809).  It is fairly typical of the thriving commercial town centers I saw throughout the West.  Thanks, Paul, for sharing these photos.

 

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Crocosimia (the orange), heather (the purple), and gorse (the yellow) along the sky road in Clifden.  Fuscia grows as hedges here, but I couldn't get a good photo.

 

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The Sky Road, Clifden

 

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Kylemore Abbey, now a girl's school, in the pouring rain.

 

 

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