surroundings of Limerick (region Shannon)
When our son studied in 1997, in Limerick (a city to the west coast), we have visited him and we have stayed a week. We had taken the boat of Hoek van Holland. And
afterwards we have crossed England
with the car. We had been in England, but never in Ireland. The warmer countries
has had the preference.
Although we only have seen a small part, the island has made an unforgettable
Cliffs or Moher
are overwhelming. They belong to the highest cliffs of Europe. The
Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point. Far in the depth you can see all kinds of sea birds.
You can walk
along the cliffs. One path
was for me to close to the brink
On the road to the Burren.
Boireann, meaning Great rock)
At the north of the cliffs. It is a karst limestone region of approximately
160 sq km. It
seems you are walking in a moon landscape. Everywhere you see stones.
Between the rocks grows a remarkable variety of wild flowers (also
Cromwell's campaigns in Ireland one of his generals said of the Burren
"There isn't tree to hang a man, water to drown a man nor soil to
bury a man". Not a friendly man, I think
the way back direction Dublin you also will see many beautiful landscapes.
Especially if you leave the main road.
The shrub with yellow flowers is supposedly common
You see it often and is
closely related to the brooms.
But then with spines.