I need to catch up a little.

Since I am living in Ireland, every now and then I take some time off and drive through the beautiful mysterious land northwest of Galway City: Connemara. It really conquered my heart, with its ever changing atmosphere, the incredible beaches (especially in Achill Island, north of Connemara) and the pure wide nature with no disturbances from cars or cities. That is why I want to dedicate it an entire post. But I will let picture speak for themselves. Here’s just a quick idea of what and where Connemara is.

“Connemara lies in the territory of Iar Connacht, “West Connacht”, which is the portion of County Galway west of Lough Corrib. Connemara was traditionally divided into North Connemara and South Connemara. The mountains of the Twelve Bens and the Owenglin River, which flows into the sea at An Clochán/Clifden, marked the boundary between the two parts. Connemara is bounded on the west, south and north by the Atlantic Ocean. Connemara’s land boundary with the rest of County Galway is marked by the Invermore River (which flows into the north of Kilkieran Bay), Loch Oorid, (which lies a few miles west of Maam Cross), and the western spine of the Maumturks mountains. In the north of the mountains, the boundary meets the sea at Killary, a few miles west of Leenaun.” (Wikipedia)

The beach at Spiddal (An Spideal):

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One of my favourite spots, 30 mins outside of Galway, Lough Carrafinla:

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Donkeys in the garden, sheep on the street.

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Coral Strand in Brownhall, around an hour’s drive from Galway City

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Driving towards the “Twelve Bens”, the mysterious mountains that divide North and South Connemara:

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Pollacapall Lough, the one with the famous castle:

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Glassilaun & Lough Fee:

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attention, sheep on their way home from a long, grassy day

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Cristalclear water on Achill Island:

1. Keel Beach

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2. Keem Beach:

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& the Achillers:

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Doo Lough:

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& some other good shots:

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we are embracing the sunset:

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Eliane

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