Mercury, fine lace and natural caves: Slovenia EDEN

Idrija, one of the oldest mining towns in Slovenia. The Mercury Mines, 500 years old legacy of hardship and almost certain early death for the miners while in contrast, the delicate Idrija Lace, a centauries old bobbin lacemaking craft that provided social, creative and economic development for the people of this mining town. Slovenia [...]

By | 2017-07-16T14:30:37+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Art and Craft, Culture, Nature, Scenery, Travel|0 Comments

CLIFFS OF MOHER, FORMED 320 MILLION YEARS AGO

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:06+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Activity, Nature, Scenery, Travel|1 Comment

WHERE THE KARST LIMESTONE PAVEMENTS STRETCH DOWN TO THE OCEAN; A STARK BEAUTY

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:07+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Landscape, Nature, Scenery, Travel|0 Comments

DARTMOOR, AN INCREDIBLY WILD AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:08+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Activity, Landscape, Nature, Scenery, Travel|1 Comment

Tory Island, a beautiful weather beaten, stark, silver landscape

This silver landscape of barred rock stripped by the high winds and harsh weather, enhanced by the continuing changes of patterns of light piercing through the clouds of graduated grays, blues and yellows and emerald colour of the Atlantic seas produce an ever changing kaleidoscope with a stark beauty and a great sense of peace

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:09+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Historical, Scenery|0 Comments

BRINGING HOME THE “FLOCK”

BRINGING HOME THE "FLOCK" The Sacred island of Caher is an un-inhabited rocky outcrop located about ten miles off Co Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland between the islands of Inishturk and Clare Island. The island is devoid of trees, is about eight acres in size and an undulating grassy terrain. Steep cliffs [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:10+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|Culture, Maritime, Scenery|0 Comments