I'm a little behind with the blog and there is so much to share.
Our tour left Galway on Sunday and headed down narrow winding roads that wound like a ribbon through green fields.
We walked down a stony path to see the Poulnabrone portal tomb at the Burren in County Clare is one of the world's best known and most visited dolmens. Ireland is fortunate in having almost 200 dolmens and of course Brownshill in county Carlow is the largest. But when the setting is taken into account, and the wildflowers of the Burren, the isolation from a built environment, the quite, and the sheer magic are considered, Poulnabrone must come out on top. It is estimated as being 4,500 years old.
Set high on the mountain it's an ominous sight. Dry stone walls captured my imagination for designing patterns.
Bright colours, beautiful gardens and thatched roofs on quaint cottages.. all to the accompaniment of Irish music.