“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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Doonaglass a stunning stone fort which encompasses the entire circuit of a tiny tidal islet in the narrow sound between Achill and Achill Beg island. This area was once of great strategic importance ... See more

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Neolithic landscapes in the Connemara highlands.
News that the Céide fields may infact be Bronze age has sent waves through the archaeological world!
The evidence from Connemara and South West Mayo ... See more

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I'm giving a lecture for the Clifden and Connemara Heritage Society tomorrow 22nd of February at 20.15 in the Station House Hotel.
Lecture: "The Kelp Age:1750-2016, folklore, history and the ... See more

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