Monday, December 8, 2014

Cliffs of Moher #Ireland #goaheadtours


25 November 2014
The Cliffs of Moher, our final Irish Adventure

On our final day in Ireland, Cathal treated us to a stop at the Connemara Marble Shop.
Connemara Marble’ is a serpentine-rich rock, popular since ancient times as a decorative facing stone. With its ‘forty shades of green’ and its wild patterns, it represents perfectly the landscapes of the Emerald Isle. Connemara Marble inspired artists, architects and artisans throughout the world. Jewelry and other small objects such as key rings, coasters and crosses are also made with this unique stone.


After much shopping by our bus mates, we hit the road for the world famous Cliffs of Moher. We made a pit stop for coffee at Logues Lodge in Ballyvaughan. I think we overwhelmed them, this being off-season and having a bus of 14 show up at 11 am at their doorstep.
Back on the road, we drove through some very rocky landscapes.
We finally made our way to Liscannor and the Burren Way. The weather wasn't the best but these cliffs were quite dramatic. I think the mist and fog added to their intensity.

More images of Connemara Marble: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Ireland-2014/Connemara-Marble/

More images of the Cliffs of Moher: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Ireland-2014/Cliffs-of-Moher/

What a trip. Ireland is one of the coolest places we've visited. The people were so nice and friendly. The food was surprisingly delicious. And the beers and whiskey were so much fun to try. When I return to Ireland, and I will, I would spend a week in Galway. Of all the places we visited, Galway was my favorite.

Until our next adventure...Scotland in the spring...

Traditions of Ireland
Go Ahead Tours
November 16-26, 2014
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