“On a day of bright sky, when the hills are of that intoxicating misty blue that belongs especially to the west, the bogland is a lovely far-reaching expanse of purple and rich brown: and the lakelets take on the quite indescribable colour that comes from clear sky reflected in bog-water, while the sea-inlets glow with an intense but rather greener blue. On such a day the wanderer will thank his lucky star that it has brought him to Connemara.”
Robert Lloyd Praeger, 'The Way That I Went' 1937

 

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Michael Gibbons Archaeology Travel Facebook

4 days ago

Caher Island Pilgrimage
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:15 pm
Inishturk Community Club Ferry(11am) from Roonagh Quay (€20pp) to Inishturk; then on to Caher Island. Mass at 1pm. Return to Inishturk ... See more

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2 weeks ago
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Just a photo from Dun Eoghanachta where cattle lords once ruled.... I took it during field work on Aran and it took a while to get the cattle into line to highlight the settlement mound (one of many ... See more

Just a photo from Dun Eoghanachta where cattle lords once ruled.... I took it during field work on Aran and it took a while to get the cattle into line to highlight the settlement mound (one of many ... See more

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Photographs of Clochan at Eoghanacht, Inishmore, Aran. The Aran Clochans are very different from the southwestern examples and also from those on the other western islands, notable Inishark and ... See more

Photographs of Clochan at Eoghanacht, Inishmore, Aran. The Aran Clochans are very different from the southwestern examples and also from those on the other western islands, notable Inishark and ... See more

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3 months ago
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Great weather for fieldwork in the uplands of the West! Tune in to Connemara Community Radio, Monday 8th, for the 1st of a 12 part series on the Archaeology, history and Folklore of the West! ... See more

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