CLIFFS OF MOHER AND THE ISLAND OF INIS OIRR If you are visiting Co Clare in Ireland, just south of the Burren on the western seaboard are the Cliffs of Moher. Formed some 320 million years ago, these dramatic cliffs rise straight up from the Atlantic to heights of 700ft (214m) and are home [...]
WHERE THE KARST LIMESTONE PAVEMENTS STRETCH DOWN TO THE OCEAN; A STARK BEAUTY. The Burren National Park in North County Clare is a limestone wilderness with green grasslands interspersed and divided by a latticework of amazing dry stone walls. Neolithic Dolmens, burial tombs of the wealthy, once covered with soil and now laid bare [...]
THE ILLUMINATED CARNIVAL AT WESTON-SUPER-MARE; AN INCREDIBLE SPECTACLE OF LIGHTS, DRAMA AND FUN Weston-super-Mare is an old seaside resort town located on the Bristol Channel in north Somerset. Its waterfront is lined with beautiful Victorian homes and a Grand Pier, recently re-built after a fire in 2008 that destroyed the pavilion the original pier [...]
DARTMOOR, AN INCREDIBLY WILD AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE Dartmoor National Park is a unique and vast moorland in Devon County, in southwest England covering some 954 square kilometers. A place of natural beauty, the terrain is undulating with large granite rock formations protruding from the summit of rounded, gently sloping hills, called “Tors”. There are [...]
THE WEXFORD STRAWBERRY County Wexford is renowned for its strawberries which are reputed to be the best in the whole of Ireland. The quality of the fruit is due to the local soils and the extended sun hours that the sunny south east provides. Mostly field grown in tunnels, the sweet morsels of watery [...]
Rapeseed Oil crop During the months of May and June, the landscape isbrightened by large fields of small, bright yellow flowers, balancing on a tall stem and swaying in the gentle breeze and on exploring closely your attention is drawn to the definite hum of bees working endlessly to harvest this rich [...]
MOUNT USHER GARDENS - NEW LIFE Mount Usher Gardens, Co Wicklow, Ireland I first visited Mount Usher Gardens in early March this year. The trees were leafless, the grounds open as the growth had not yet begun. It was so beautiful. This 22 acre Robinsonian wild Garden is an Arboretum, with [...]
RNLI Lifeboats meet up with an old two master gaff rigged sailing ship at the mouth of the river Slaney in the Irish Sea. The conditions were calm, a whole different perspective to the turbulent conditions that the Irish Sea can dish out.
MOUNT USHER GARDENS Enormous, exotic and native trees, a natural garden walkways lined with shrubbery, a cascading river with fleeting king fishers and the elusive Dipper diving to the river bed to feed. This is “Mount Usher Garden” in Ashford, Co Wicklow. A privately owned paradise garden with some 4,500 shrubs and trees from [...]
The Hook Peninsula in Co Wexford, Ireland is a fertile promontory with a rugged coastline stretching out into the Irish Sea. On the farthest point is the Hook Lighthouse.