10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009
Map of Galway on previous post : I may repeat some scenic pics from breathtaking Connemara as featured in the 2009 post as it’s just amazing!!!
Clifden … Roundstone – a village well-known for a summer regatta of traditional Galway hookers (Galway’s traditional wooden sailing boats known as pucans and gleotogs – hookers in English. They have broad black hulls, thick masts and white or rust-coloured sails)
Twelve Bens mountain range in distance ..
Aughnanure Castle – a well-restored six storey tower house which clings to a rocky island on the River Drimneen
Connemara National Park is made up of bogland, lakes and mountains in the heart of Connemara. ‘Within its more than 2 000 ha (5,000 acres) are the four of the Twelve Bens, including Benbaun, the highest mountain in the range – 730m (2400ft). It really is beautiful !!! Lakes like mirrors !!