St Brigids Well near the Cliffs of Moher
Lemenagh Castle in the Burren
The rugged Atlantic Coast.
Busy, busy, busy....that has been the way for me for the last few days. Yesterday i started with a new party....a husband and wife from the USA ...and today they are enjoying the Cruinniu na mBad Festival (gathering of the boats), in Kinvara on the southern shores of Galway Bay. This is an annual event and attracts many tourists not to mention quiet a number of the old fishing boats common to the west coast of Ireland. The bigger ones are the Hookers and they could carry quiet a large cargo. There will be boat races and many other events going on down around the harbour area and in all the pubs around this lovely town. Traditional music is the order of the day in Kinvara this weekend and there will be plenty of traditional singing also. Kinvara was a very busy harbour in the olden days and a lot of trade happened through this port. Much of the general supplies for this area would have come through this port and also all of the peat from Connemara for the fires. The boats would then stock up with grain and many other products which in turn would be brought back to Connemara or into Galway city.
Our weather at the moment is a mixed bag with spells of sunshine and rain. The week ahead is not looking great but you can never tell in Ireland. I have great faith in the forecasters getting it wrong once they go beyond two or three days. Lets hope it is like that this time.
I will be blogging as often as i can so please be patient with me. If you need me just message me.