Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Exploring Ireland - Connemara - Part 2

This is one of my favorite photos from our day in Connemara and perhaps from our whole trip. These ponies were so friendly and photogenic . :-)  The location was in the Inagh Valley.

Have I mentioned that there are lots and lots of sheep in Ireland? 

Why the two different colors on the sheep? Ask anyone who was on the trip; by now, we're experts on sheep. :-)

Notice the long snaking lines up the side of these hills. Back in the time of the famine, workers were paid a penny a day to build these stone walls hence the name, penny walls. These walls are seen all over Ireland.

I love the stonework in this image. The back of this structure has not fared quite so well.

This concrete giant shows the Irish sense of humor as does the nearby plaque.

More from Connemara next time . . .

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