In the meantime, here are some pics from our final two days, the highlights of which were viewing the Cliffs of Moher and listening to some excellent traditional music at the pubs in the tiny town of Doolin. Our journey also took us through the rocky terrain of the Burren with a stop at the Poulnabrone dolmen, one of the best preserved portal tombs in the country. Known as a place where ancient Celts brought their dead, its name means "The hole of the sorrows."
For our final night in Ireland our Tread Light group attended "Traditional Irish Nights," a dinner show at Bunratty Castle. The food was excellent, and the show included a bit of Irish history and some traditional music and dancing. We closed the evening at Durty Nellie's, a famous pub that sits on the edge of the castle grounds.
It's been a wonderful trip with memorable experiences along the way. Perhaps when I'm home and rested, I'll try to reflect more on our adventure and offer more details. But right now, I am tired and ready to get home and sleep in my own bed. For now, enjoy my latest photo gallery (below) or check out the earlier posts on this blog.
Click on any photo in gallery for larger view. Photos © Diane Hughes.