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From Ireland With Love | Clare Island

Clare Island is 6 km off the west coast of Co. Mayo. Once the home of Gr√°inne Mhaol, the island boasts a rich cultural heritage that the islanders are extremely proud of. Whether you’re the adventurous type or want to switch off from it all, Clare Island has something for everyone. My Day On Clare…

From Ireland With Love | Clonmacnoise Photo Essay

Clonmacnoise¬†is an ancient monastic site in Co. Offaly founded by St. Ciar√°n in 544. Clonmacnoise in Irish is¬†Cluain Mhic Nois¬†meaning “meadow of the sons of Nos”. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches, two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian grave slabs in Western Europe. Today…

From Ireland With Love | Moore Hall Photo Essay

Moore Hall¬†is situated to the south of the village of Carnacon in Co. Mayo, lying on Muckloon Hill over looking Lough Carra. ¬†It was once the home of George Moore and his family. The Moores were¬†a family of sportsmen, patriots,¬†statesmen, writers, and artists. The house was built in 1795 but destroyed by a fire in…

From Ireland With Love | Croagh Patrick Photo Essay

Croagh Patrick is situated 5 miles outside of the picturesque town of Westport in Co. Mayo. Known as Ireland’s holiest mountain, it soars 762 metres above the surrounding countryside. People have been flocking to this mountain on pilgrimage for 5,000 years. Legend has it that St. Patrick banished the ‘snakes’ from Ireland from this mountain.…