burren rocks
Saturday, July 9, 2005, 03:12 PM
The burren is a hilly area in northwest Clare just south of Galway bay with a unique almost lunar bare limestone surface. The rocky surface appears to give it a warmer temperature all year round than other parts of Ireland so that exotic plants grow there.



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burren
Friday, July 8, 2005, 12:06 PM
Their is wonderful landscapes all around Galway bay from the Burren in Clare to Connemara in Galway.The stonework is like lacework and sometimes very fine - you would think the stone walls would be pushed over by the wind or a sheep, but they seem to have survived for many maybe hundreds of years.



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galway bay
Thursday, July 7, 2005, 01:12 PM
Just back from three day trip to the west of Ireland - Clare and Galway and what a beautiful place it is.Galway bay is fabulous place for diving and swimming out from.
Salthill.
They are so relaxed about things there not like up here in Dublin, where it is regarded as practically suicide to dive into the sea' in case a rock would come up and hit you'.
The Atlantic off the west coast is much warmer than our poor Irish sea of the east too. They have it nice over there by Galway bay.
'If you ever go across the sea to Ireland;
It may be at the closing of your days,
Just to sit and watch the girls in the cities
and see the sun go down on Galway bay'

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impressions of the sea
Friday, July 1, 2005, 03:38 PM
We were sitting on DunLaoghaire beach today with a young German-austrialian friend when we came to thinking how lucky we are to live on an island in this beautiful Atlantic sea. Perhaps, it is true that Ireland or Éire, to give it its old and correct name was the site of the fabled city of Atlantis. It was once called the Island of saints and scholars and it is a good place to get away from the mad world and even the leading American magizine has said that Kerry is one of the best places in the world to retire to. There is an old Irish sayng "May you die in Ireland" said not as a threat, hopefully, but maybe because its nextdoor to Heaven and you won't have a long journey getting there


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silky sea
Thursday, June 30, 2005, 04:01 PM
The sea here is beautiful and fresh these summer days a cool 15 degrees or so but refreshing in these humid hot days. Its such a pity that so few 'ordinary' people bother with swimming at least not in the sea. It is so health-giving containing so many life giving properties. I even see my goldfish become very energetic after I introduced seaweed to their pool. I'm not sure whether they were made drunk or poisoned by the seaweed but they sure became very frisky like people at a party - party on goldfish " says I to them, as I gave them another lot of the weed when I got back from Dun Laoghaire beach today. And, interestingly, this is the only place that I have seen such a profusion of fresh weed in Dublin bay.

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