Whimsical Ireland, Part I (Signs and Animals)

On this trip, I drove nearly 8,000 km or 5,000 miles through southern and western Ireland. I’ve discussed dozens of beautiful sites, monastic ruins, and ancient megalithic and holy places. But in this entry, rather than write about some of the places that made me laugh or gave me pause, I’m simply going to provide pictures. As much as possible, I’ll try to provide the locations for these photos, but I’ll leave it to you to spot the whimsical, magical, amazing things I saw. Enjoy!

Signs (Comharthaí)

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Cliffs of Moher – “Don’t Disturb Nesting Birds”

 

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Cliffs of Moher – “Don’t FALL!”

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Cliffs of Moher – “Don’t Climb the Wall!”

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Cong Woods (with no walkways)

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Croagh Patrick

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Warning at Conor’s Pass, Dingle Peninsula

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“No Horses” 

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Corlea Bog

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“Wear Life Jackets” (It’s not a Sheep!) 

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Ballyvaughan Pier

Animals (Ainmhithe)

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Irish Traffic Jam, Dingle Peninsula

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County Galway, Training Dogs

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“Stay Away from my Babies”

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“Did you Bring Dinner?” County Galway

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Beara Peninsula

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Fanore, County Clare

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“He’s a working dog. His name is ‘Dog.'” Achill Island

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Burren Goat, County Clare

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Horses in the Front Yard? Dingle Peninsula

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Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare

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County Clare

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County Clare

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Waiting Dog, Westport

 

 

 

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One thought on “Whimsical Ireland, Part I (Signs and Animals)

  1. What fun to see your photos! Especially the signs of Ireland. I’ll send you the kinvara pier version of the ballyvaughan pier sign.

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