Wednesday, August 4, 2010

day 9 Achill Island and Deserted Famine Village

on the way to Clew Bay to Achill Island Clew Bay
i love that way the cloud's shadow is on the mountain side I believe this mountain is Slievemore, on its slope is the Famine Village
the sheep in Clew Bay are not fenced in, they just roam thru the hills and the roads
Famine Village ruin, one of the 100 or so on this hillside. This was an emotional place for me.
another ruin
view thru a door way
in the end they only thing the people had was a beautiful view.
Clew Bay is a recreational area. People load up their caravans (campers) and camp on the beaches of the bay; there are many water sports to do and one of the golf courses has fences around the greens to keep the sheep out

3 comments:

Molly said...

Did you climb Croagh Patrick? Clew Bay has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world!

JeanMac said...

Thanks, looks like a beautiful place to visit.

patty said...

Molly, did climb Croagh Patrick, had left before the weekend festival when thousands walk up the mountain barefooted. I could spend alot of time in Clew Bay, such a beautiful place and so much history.

Jean Mac and Molly, I hope you both enjoyed my pictures and travelog. Talking about my adventure keeps it alive longer