These are the pictures I took with a disposable camera and finally got uploaded.
This is Ken Feen and I at the Munster semi-final hurling match in Thurles, Ireland.
Note that I managed to wear the colour of Cork so I was allowed to stand in their section.
Hurling is an interesting mix of blood, balls, and swinging sticks. It's a field sport
quite similar to lacrosse, but without the net on the end of your stick. This match was
Cork vs Clare with Cork coming out on top. Cork is currently vying for the GAA All-Ireland
So, the small town of Thurles (population about 5,000) takes in 40,000 + fans for a
Sunday afternoon of hurling. As can be imagined, the pubs are just absolutely ridiculous,
but a good time for all, especially the Canadian traveller!
The Burren, County Clare, Ireland. One of the more desolate places in the world
would have to be the Burren. Where there are no trees to hang someone and no water
to drown him in, and if you finally succeed in killing him, it's too rocky to bury him.
The landscape around the Burren is pretty dreary, but everywhere there are traces of
older civilizations. Shown here is the famous Poulnabrone Dolmen or tomb.
The name Burren is from the Irish - bhoireann meaning a stony place. Poulnabrone tomb.
As always, I seem to find fun signs everywhere. Ireland is no exception.
Coastline in Doolin, County Clare, Ireland.
One of the most spectacular sites in all of Ireland (and also the most touristy) is the
Cliffs of Moher. Located on the West Coast of county Clare, the cliffs are a steep
dropoff to the raging Atlantic Ocean. Many an unsuspecting tourist has fallen
victim to an errant wind, knocking him to the sea here.
The harsh rock walls of the Cliffs.
Yours truly in typical tourist garb, complete with the Guinness rugby shirt, and the
white running shoes.
Bridge near the village of Lahinch, Ireland.
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