Che Guevara, again
Ireland

Che Guevara, again

Miranda

[July, 2011] This is a T-shirt of Che Guevara found in a souvenir shop in Killarney in Ireland. We found Che T-shirt not only in Cuba, but also Sardinia in Italy and Scotland, too. There are so many countries experienced revolutions or wars for independence and Che seems to be the symbol of any of …

This is an Aran Sweater
Ireland

This is an Aran Sweater

Miranda

[July, 2011] Sweaters from Aran Islands in Ireland are famous all over the world. I went to the largest island in Aran a few years ago. It was a bleak place. I heard that each family knitted sweaters in different patterns so that they can  recognise the dead body of fishermen. Now there are not …

Bleak beach
Derrynane House

Bleak beach

Miranda

[July, 2011] I am not sure if this beach belong to Derrynane House, where Daniel O’Connel lived. He was a leader of the Irish independence movement in 19th century. The view with the mist was surreal.

Stick to America
Ireland

Stick to America

Miranda

[July, 2011] This is a view of Valentia Island which is connected by a bridge to the mainland Ireland. Here in mid 19th century, they made the first transatlantic telegraph cable. Yes, Ireland is very close to America, mentally. I have never seen an European country with so many American (Canadian included) tourists proportionally as …

A fortress more than 1000 years ago
Ireland

A fortress more than 1000 years ago

Miranda

[July, 2011] To be honest, in this bus tour in Ireland I could not understand the guide very well. His Irish English was far beyond my listening comprehension ability. So I am not 100% sure but I think this ruin of fortress was situated around Cahersiveen in Ring of Kerry. It is more than 1000 …

A town I want to visit again
Dingle

A town I want to visit again

Miranda

[July, 2011] When we went around the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland in the bus tour, the weather was the best and I got satisfied very much, but only thing I was disappointed was that we could not have a lunch at Dingle town. My friends had told me that the seafood here is excellent, but …

As if this was in the southern Europe
Dingle

As if this was in the southern Europe

Miranda

[July, 2011] When you think of the sea in the north, naturally you imagine the grey one, don’t you? But have a look at this colour. This was taken in Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. The land colour is really Irish, but the sea is like Italy or Greece. Only weather can make this happen.

Ancient house
Dingle

Ancient house

Miranda

[July, 2011] It was a sunny day with beautiful blue sky when we travelled to Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. This ruin of the ancient houses was near Slea Head. This reminded me of Nuraghi in Sardinia in Italy we went last year. This ruin is looked after by an ancient Irish woman, more than 80 …

A beach as long as 5km
Dingle

A beach as long as 5km

Miranda

[July, 2011] This is Inch Beach in Dingle peninsula in Ireland. The length is apparently as long as 5 km. It is a famous surfing destination and some lesson was going on there. It was a wonderfully sunny day and I felt great!

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