The Burren revisited

The Burren landscape

The Burren, Co Clare, Ireland

The Burren landscape

2 previous visits to the Burren here http://www.tonyoneill.org/2017/05/10/the-burren-landscape/

Tobar na Molt / Wethers Well

Tobar na Molt / Wethers Well, Ardfert, Co Kerry, Ireland

Tobar na Molt / Wethers Well

St Brendan, the navigator, is said to have been baptised at the well in 484AD by Bishop Erc and fostered by St Ita for the early years of his life

Tobar na Molt / Wethers Well

Inside the pilgrims shelter / chapel

The altar with carved figures said to represent St Brendan, Bishop Erc and St Ida. The faces marked with the sign of the cross from countless pilgrims

Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle, Athlone, Co Westmeath, Ireland on the banks of the River Shannon

Rattoo Round Tower

Rattoo Round Tower

Rattoo Round Tower, Co Kerry, Ireland

Rattoo Round Tower and church

Rattoo Round Tower and church ruin

Rattoo Round Tower

The round tower stands over 27 metres tall

Rathduff Ogham Stone

Rathduff Ogham Stone

Rathduff Ogham Stone, Dingle Peninsula, Kerry, Ireland

Askeaton Franciscan Friary

Askeaton Franciscan Friary

Askeaton Franciscan Friary, Co Limerick, Ireland

Askeaton Franciscan Friary

Askeaton Franciscan Friary

Fifteenth-century cloister arcade

Askeaton Franciscan Friary

Fifteenth-century cloister arcade

Askeaton Franciscan Friary

Carrigogunnell Castle

Carrigogunnell Castle

The ruins of Carrigogunnell Castle, Co Limerick, Ireland

Galloon Graveyard Gravestones

Galloon Graveyard gravestones

Galloon Graveyard, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Galloon gravestones

Many of the gravestones are carved with reminders of our mortality – skull & crossbones, coffin, hourglass and bell

Galloon Graveyard Gravestone

Galloon Graveyard carved gravestone