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Postcards: Connemara (IE)

Drizzle, drizzle – just another typical Irish weather that greeted us in Galway. Like good troopers, we pressed on with the second part of our express roadtrip to the west coast. Direction: Connemara.

We hurtled down the small and windy roads of the region, while keeping an eye out for spots we’d like to take a break and enjoy at the same time. It was not always easy to find shoulders where we can safely parked though – the roads that are good for one-vehicle access in both direction often border ditches. Half-parking the car between the shoulders and the roads is a no go as oncoming traffic of some 100km/h at bends means certain blindspots that could very easily lead to some nasty bangs.

As the morning progressed, the sky did clear up considerably. We were lucky too, that for most part, it was rainy while we made our way in the car but when we stopped for photo-ops, the rain abated or ceased altogether, at times accompanied by bright blue and sunny sky. Couldn’t really complain about that now, can we? ;)

Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib

Lough Bofin

Lough Bofin

Connemara

Connemara

Connemara

Connemara

The Inagh Valley

The Inagh Valley

The Inagh Valley

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey

Connemara

Killary Fjord

Killary Fjord

Connemara

Based on unscientific observation, we were beginning to ponder if there are more sheep than human population in the area. Certainly the number of houses that we see are far and few in between, concentrated only in a number of small towns, and the biggest would be in Clifden (which sadly we did not have time to visit).

After these drive-by visits in the west, it is clear that we need to return to the area on a slow-travel basis. While pretty much the majority of visitors come here by car or by coach (there are several bus companies that run daily tours), we should also look into potential hiking/walking trails that we can do, and stay in the vicinity for at least a couple of days, not a mere few hours.

Who wants to come with us?



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10 scribbles & notes

  1. Sarah says:

    Lovely photos from a lovely part of the world! :) You definitely should make the effort to go for a little longer, you could also take in the Burren.

    • Lil says:

      Indeed! So many places to go, so little time ;) F is totally in love with Ireland and pondered if we could move there, hehehe…

  2. Céline says:

    Beautiful pictures ! I long sooooo much to come back to these places.
    Have you ever visit the Achill Island ? It’s a wonderfull place too, and there, sheep are certainly more numerous than human :)

    • Lil says:

      Hehehe, nope still haven’t been to Achill Island. I have been to the Arran Islands though. You should revisit again!

  3. Chloé says:

    me :D

  4. med says:

    soooooo beautiful….love the first shot
    can imagine its so much nicer in person eh….hmmmmmm
    and the sheeps look rather different eh…less curly wool ;)

    • Lil says:

      Thanks ;)

      I still wonder why they call it the killer sheep though. They certainly didn’t seem like they were ready to pounce on any of us… :p

  5. med says:

    maybe only during certain time of the day or at night hooohooohoo ;)

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