For our 5th anniversary in 2006, Andy & I toured Ireland, where we both have family roots.
We flew into Shannon Airport & started our tour on the rugged west coast of Ireland.
If you’re a fan of traditional Irish music, a visit to the little village of Doolin is a must.
From Doolin, we headed north to explore “The Burren,” a fascinating geological region, rich in ancient archeological & historical sights.
No matter where you go in Ireland, you’re bound to see sheep. Lots and lots of sheep:
Next, we visited Sligo Town, on our way to Donegal, ancestral home of the Mulligans.
County Donegal is the least touristed part of Ireland, with fantastic natural scenery.
Luckily, we had gorgeous weather for our hike up the Slieve League cliffs, which are a breathtaking 1,972′ high. The little footpath would be treacherous in heavy wind or rain.
Next, we circled north and east to arrive at the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site.
The repeating hexagonal columns boggle the mind. It’s one of the coolest places, ever.
I took so many photos here… these are just a few!
We hiked all around and lingered near the water until sunset, when the park closed.
No trip to Ireland would be complete without a visit to the capitol city, Dublin.
There’s lots to see in Dublin – live music, the Book of Kells, the shops on Grafton Street:
And we sampled our share of chocolate-y rich Guinness, too.
It was just a 2-week trip, but so grand! A wonderful visit to the Cahill Mulligan homeland.
Whew! That’s it! Seventeen straight days of posting… something entirely new for me.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my 17 Days of Green, and had a very happy St. Paddy’s Day!
If you missed them, you can read my previous 16 green posts here:
Day 1: From My House To Yours
Day 2: My Big Green Day Job
Day 3: Local Food is Green Food
Day 4: Up, Up Green Hornets
Day 5: My 2nd Embroidered Felt Hat
Day 6: The Green & Grey of the NPS
Day 7: Andy’s 1st Handknit Hat
Day 8: Moss & Lichen
Day 9: Frozen Fenway
Day 10: Long Wind Tomato Farm
Day 11: Northern Lights
Day 12: Embroidered Hat Design Collage
Day 13: My Hat Studio
Day 14: Grow Your Own
Day 15: Pesto Fest
Day 16: Quinn & Cinder
With special thanks to FireMom who started this crazy green meme in the first place!