After lunch it was off the the Cliffs of Moher. Along the way we passed this ruin of a church complete with graveyard, a bit sad. The second photo is of the beach at Lahinch and the stone walls used to divide fields.The Cliffs of Moher just take your breath away! Today that was literal, it was extremely windy. It's a long walk up a lot of stairs but boy is it worth it! That's a light house over there, so answering my own question Bri-Yes there are lighthouses in Ireland!
I think these are all fuzzy as the wind was blowing my camera around, even though I mounted it on the Unipod!
Shane Connolly, for the Burren. It looks like the moon or a desert but it is a Karst limestone formation and it may look bare but even this late in the year some of the alpine-like flowers are in bloom. In the past locals have grazed their livestock on this and have picked plants for their medicinal properties but this is a protected area now and that is no longer allowed.
There are stone walls everywhere, some have been dated back 1200 (or was it 12,000?) years, some 700 years and some Shane made yesterday. Most walls are single dry fit walls, where strength is needed they are double (or if you want to show off or make work for someone--think WPA during the great depression.)
The tide is coming in, an extremely high tide causing flooding all along the way.
After a long day we finally arrive in Galway City, saying goodbye to our driver, Thomas-who had to drive back to Castle Island!