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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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