Tag Archives: Connemara

Ireland 2019: Connemara, Part Four — Ross Errily Friary

There are more than 100 medieval monastic sites lying in ruins all over Ireland. Followers of St Patrick began building them in the 6th century. Viking raiders began destroying them in the 9th century. Norman conquerors began building more in … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Connemara, Part Three — Cong

In the summer of 1951 legendary Hollywood film director John Ford descended on the tiny village of Cong in western Ireland and commenced filming what would the following year result in his receiving his fourth Academy Award for Best Director. … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Connemara, Part Two — Killary Harbour and Lough Nafooey

Connemara Man: Killary Harbour is Ireland’s only fjord. Wicklow Woman: Not True. There are many fjords in eastern Ireland. Wicklow has two, in fact. Connemara Man: They are fjards, not fjords. Wicklow Woman: Fjords, fjards. Who cares?* (see note at … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Connemara, Part One — Kylemore Abbey

Connemara is the name of the area of County Galway that is bounded by Killary Fjord on the north, Galway Bay on the south and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. There have been many arguments as to what constitutes … Continue reading

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