Tag: connemara

  • Ireland | Sculpt it and they will come

    Ireland | Sculpt it and they will come

    Alongside a desolate road in the wilds of Connemara, Ireland, is this enormous stone sculpture of a mythical giant.  The tourist guides say that if you touch his hand, you will have good luck.  You probably think it’s an ancient Gaelic effigy with historical implications like the Blarney Stone. Think again. This is the most…

  • Ireland | Green, green Éire

    Ireland | Green, green Éire

    “Dear Erin, how sweetly thy green bosom rises!  An emerald set in the ring of the sea.  Each blade of thy meadows my faithful heart prizes, Thou queen of the west, the world’s cushla ma chree.* ” John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) Irish politician and orator From County Cork to Connemara, I was struck by the…