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cliffs of moher

Mid-day Friday, just as the sun was coming out, we packed up our bags, leaving Galway for parts south through co. Clare. First stop Coole Park, the home of Lady Gregory, for a stroll through the walled park on the estate. Beautiful park-like property, with walking paths through the woods, open green fields, and I think that was a little lake I saw just over the rise, but no time to explore – just time for a few pix of the autograph tree, a promise to return, and then off to the Cliffs of Moher while the sun shone. Continue reading

co. sligo and yeats

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

– W.B. Yeats, from “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” Continue reading