Whimsical Ireland, Part II

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!

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Sacred Heart of Jesus, Dining Room at Bervie Guesthouse, Achill Island

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Dilapidated House with Sacred Heart, Co. Roscommon

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“Leave the Holy Picture” (See above)

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“This Way”

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Fairy Fort, County Cavan

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“Equality Emerging,” Galway City Centre

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“The Quiet Man,” Cong

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Gougane Barra Toilets…

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…but not just ANY toilet, “Top” Toilet

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Bags of Wool for Sale, Maam Cross, County Galway

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20th Century Antiquity?…

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Yep. The Connemara Giant, c. 1999.

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Bervie Guesthouse, Achill Island

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Windowed Alcove, Quay Street, Galway

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Lisdoonvarna, County Clare

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Lisdoonvarna

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Gulls at the Claddagh, Galway

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Planted Flowers at Deserted Cottage, Achill Island

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Cuppa Tea, Roadway in Fanore, County Clare

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Jar for Leeches? Kitchen at Strokestown House

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Directions to Omey Island, County Galway

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Westport Quay Bicycle Rack

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Ballyvaughan Harbor

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Cemetery Stile, Ballyvourney

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Beara Peninsula Daily Rainbow

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