We had a huge climb up this mountain on probably one of the windingest (is that a word?) roads I've ever been on:
On our way south, we made a stop at the Cliffs of Moher--beautiful place, and very windy. This trip was made the end of March/beginning of April and we encountered a variety of temperatures, some days I had to wear my Lands End parka and other days I was fine with a t-shirt and sweater. This was a t-shirt and sweater day, but I did have to add a layer while at the Cliffs of Moher. Ireland is a very moderate climate, rarely does it EVER get below 40 degrees fahrenheit--and not above 70 degrees in the summer months. I could live there in a heartbeat!
I was standing on the road when I took this pic and the one before it, looking up at the rock--it was literally above our heads on either side of the road.
We drove for quite some time with no sign of civilization when all of a sudden we came across this cemetary. I thought it was really pretty, and was happy to see some sign of human existence!!
On our way back to Galway we drove by the village of Kinvarra. The highlight of Kinvarra is Dunguaire Castle. Open to tours in the summer months, it is considered to be the most photographed castle in Ireland. Medival banquets are held in the evenings during the summer months as well where guests are treated to a meal, music and literature from the era. We unfortunately were there a few weeks too early.