Ireland; 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 20- Burren Nature Sanctuary

The day I got lost on Gort Road I stumbled across the Burren Nature Sanctuary. I stopped in on the long walk home for something to eat, and decided to take the self-guided walk around the sanctuary while I was there. Along the walk I happened upon a traditional Irish Traveller wagon. The traditional horse-drawn... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 19- Lost In Kinvara

I spent six days in the small village of Kinvara doing research for my main characters childhood homes. Kinvara is small, but I managed to get lost more than once. My Airbnb host had suggested a nice walk to do which would take me from the main street of town in a loop down past... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 15- St Joseph’s Industrial School

Day 15: St Joseph's Industrial School I came to Letterfrack, a small village in the Connemara area of County Galway, to research St Joseph's Industrial School, otherwise known as Letterfrack Reformatory School. The school was opened in 1887, and run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers. St Joseph's received a lasting notoriety through revelation of physical... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 10- Claddagh

Day 10: Claddagh Claddagh (Irish: the shore) is an area close to the centre of Galway city, where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. It was formerly a fishing village, just outside the old city walls. It is just across the river from the Spanish Arch, which was the location of regular fish markets where the locals supplied... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 8 & 9

Due to yesterday's special International Women's Day Feature Author posts, I am doubling up on the images today. Today also marks a year to the day when I returned to my beloved Galway, one of my favourite cities in the world. Galway is a city in the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht. Galway... Continue Reading →

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