En el corazón de las cumbres azules de las montañas Wicklow, Irlanda, se encuentra el hermoso Valle de Glendalough, cuyo principal atractivo es recorrer las ruinas de un importante centro monástico fundado hace más de catorce siglos.
Sometimes, you just get lucky!
Some great light breaking through the clouds over Tralee Bay! Was on the way to the gym near Banna Strand, and had to take a detour down to the beach to capture the last of this stunning light.
Red and orange berries from a hedge of Pyracantha cascade over a stone wall in the parking lot at County Clare's Ballycorick Church, offering a splash of colour during these grey Winter days here in the Irish countryside.
Waiting for the thunderstorm at the beautiful Giant's Causeway 🤩 .
The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. 🙂 It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of the town of Bushmills. .
According to legend, the columns are the remains of a causeway built by a giant. The story goes that the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool), from the Fenian Cycle of Gaelic mythology, was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner.😁 Fionn accepted the challenge and built the causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet. In one version of the story, Fionn defeats Benandonner. In another, Fionn hides from Benandonner when he realises that his foe is much bigger than he is. Fionn's wife, Oonagh, disguises Fionn as a baby and tucks him in a cradle. When Benandonner sees the size of the 'baby', he reckons that its father, Fionn, must be a giant among giants. He flees back to Scotland in fright, destroying the causeway behind him so that Fionn would be unable to chase him down. 🏛️ Across the sea, there are identical basalt columns (a part of the same ancient lava flow) at Fingal's Cave on the Scottish isle of Staffa, and it is possible that the story was influenced by this. 🏞️