Thursday, June 05, 2008

Photos Day Five- Inishowen, Grianan of Aileach, Donegal, Sligo, Connemara, and Clifden

The Grianan of Aileach, high on a hill

Path to the Grianan

View from the Grianan

The Grianan has four levels- reminds one of an amphitheatre.

Bren and I look over Loch Swilly.

Sligo- Yeats' grandfather was rector in St Columba's Church.

Monument to Yeats enscribed with "Cloths of Heaven" poem.

Yeats' grave- "Horseman, pass by..."

"Under Ben Bulben..."- sheep graze in a field beside the ancient churchyard.

Celtic Cross- remainder of the monastery that once stood here.

The Round Tower is a remnant of St Columcille's monastery; a road was built straight through the ruins, and consequently the tower stands on a rotary!

This lovely garden is nearby St Columba's church.

Clifden town was delightful!

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