“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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Storms cause massive damage to a wide range of monuments.The west needs a full time rescue unit ,we wont get one unless we push for one.The vast majority of monuments being impacted badly are to be ... See more

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Storm Eleanor and sea level rise wrecks many sites all along the west coast.
Early church site on Aughinish Island Galway Bay, impacted again. (This is why we need a rescue unit on the west coast)

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Storm Eleanor causes further damage to a late mesolithic site on the archaeologically rich Renvyle peninsula.

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"New research into Connemaras coastal history and archaeology" - illustrated talk at Clifden Station House Hotel on wednesday the 17th of January, by archaeologist Michael Gibbons. Clifden ... See more

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