Our Quilt trip through Ireland

I'm a little behind with the blog and there is so much to share.

I personally had a day off today and I caught up on a lot of work.

Our tour left Galway on Sunday and headed down narrow winding roads that wound like a ribbon through green fields.


Each bend in the road brings spectacular vision and you just catch your breath at the sight.

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.

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A change of scenery to the village of Adare. It felt like I was transported to the story books of my youth.

Bright colours, beautiful gardens and thatched roofs on quaint cottages.. all to the accompaniment of Irish music.




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  1. Ha ha, you are feeling that magic that is there in Ireland. The longer you stay the stronger it gets. I feel it every time I visit. It’s like stepping into an old story.

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