"One of the greatest things in human life is the ability to make plans. Even if they never come true - the joy of anticipation is irrevocably yours. That way one can live many more than just one life."

Maria Trapp-The Story of the Trapp Family Singers - Ch. 12 p. 4

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

- St. Augustine

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Highlights from our last two days in Ireland

For our final day and night in Ireland, we did a scenic drive of the Connemara coastline, providentially finding a very old Church of Ireland parish church at just the right time for Sunday services, and then went to one final iconic Ireland sight - the Cliffs of Moher. Afterwards, we found a little hotel to stay in at a lovely little town near the airport and had one more Guinness for the road. As a final treat, the Lord gave us the opportunity to stumble upon a pub that had just the kind of traditional Irish music I was hoping to find in Ireland and hadn't yet. It was a fitting end to a providentially blessed trip from start to finish!

Note that in this tiny town the Church of Ireland and Catholic churches faced one another on opposing hilltops - a fitting image of religion in Ireland!

Ubiquitous ruins in a sheep pasture along the way - the authentic Ireland sight - ancient treasures as everyday occurrence

Such a perfect last day! The clear sky reflecting in the wasves

Doug grabs some peat from the side of the road for me to bring home - what a guy!
Quick stop at The Quite Man bridge (or what claims to be)

It's a LONG way down from here!

Our final mileage counts - converts to over a thousand miles driven in two weeks!


  1. Great country, great people, great music. I love Ireland and I'm looking forward to my next trip!

  2. We love Ireland too! While we will probably never have a "next trip" we are so blessed and thankful for the experience we were given. If we win the lotto one day, we'll be buying a vacation home in Ireland :)