Thursday, August 9, 2018

Driving Through the Buren

 The day of rain and fog happened when we were to drive through the Burren
and to the Cliffs of Moher.  But, visibility was very poor.
Fortunately, our family visited and stayed overnight in the Burren in 2015,
otherwise, we would have been very disappointed this trip.
Susan, our guide took us to an indoor (for the most part) visit to the
Michael Cusack Centre, and we learned about the Gaelic Athletic Association.
Why?  Because the night before County Clare won a major Hurling match (game. or whatever).
I had never heard of the sport of Hurling but quickly learned it's a popular sport in Ireland.

 Of course Austin purchased a hurling stick and ball
after participating in the demonstration and what we would call
a "pick-up" game with the men on the bus.

I wandered off from the hurling demo to enjoy
the gardens in the drizzle and fog.
And, I don't mean that in a bad way. 
We would have been disappointed if there had been no drizzle and fog in Ireland.
But, on the other hand, there is no convenient day for it, either. 

Our next stop in the Burren was
visit the ruins of an abbey.

 And, finally off in the distance of the bottom photo, you can
see (through the drizzle), the very rocky terrain of the Burren.
My favorite part of the day is in the next post.


Bernideen said...

I am enjoying all these photos so much! Did you see the new Victoria about England. Also, an article on the Bronte Sisters. I watched Jane Eyre for the first time in my life. I know there are many versions and hope to see others. I ordered the newer one "To Walk Invisible" on Ebay.

Sandi said...

Oh, wow, that little house!

Marilyn Miller said...

The ruins are beautiful. Hurling is fun to see. I would love seeing how they do it in person.


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