The Emerald Isle

We spent 15 days in the western part of Ireland. We rented a car and stayed at Bed and Breakfasts. We had some adventures (like when the car's radiator overheated and we were 4 miles in on the road to the Gap of Dunloe and all the Irish and everyone else for that matter had gone home because it was 6PM on Good Friday...)! The people were warm, the castles fantastic, and everywhere were rocks and sheep.

An incredible Iron Age fort at Dun Beag, on the Dingle Peninsula.
Still on the Dingle Peninsula, this is Slea Head. If you look closely you may be able to see Blasket Island in the distance.
Now we are visiting Carrigafoyle Castle in County Clare. This was built in the 15th Century.
We took a boat on a very rough crossing to the Aran Island of Inishmore, then rented bikes and finally hiked to what seemed to be the end of the earth: the ring fort at Dun Aengus. Only a semicircle remains, the rest having long since fallen into the sea.
The Cliffs of Moher in the background are a magnificent 600' high.
These rocks (reminiscent of Stonehenge) are called Dolmen, and are in the Burren near Kilfenora, County Clare.

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