In the Irish language Dunree translates as Dun Fhraoigh, meaning, 'Fort of the Heather', indicating that is was an important defensive location throughout history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty, abundant wildlife, military museum, coastal artillery display and 'The most scenic coffee shop in Ireland' are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of Inishowen’s most beautiful locations. #govisitinishowen
• Glendalough- Means Valley of the two lakes. • Founded by St.Kevin in the 6th century. • Kevin was a hermit priest and descendant of one of the ruling families of Leinster. • Studied under the care of 3 holy men; Eoghan, Locan and Eanna. • During some of his studies he went to glendalough and would later return with a small group of monks and found a monestary. • Patron saint of Glendalough and Dublin. • One of Irelands great ecclesiastical centres. More like a city with its round tower, churches, cathedral, farm and houses and population. • Most of buildings date from the 10th to the 12th century. • The Round tower is 30 metres high. • The Cathedral- largest building mostly constructed 12th and 13th Century. • St.Kevs Church (Kitchen)One of most impressive structures bell tower resembled a kitchen chimney . Church. • St.Kevins Cross dates from the 8th century massive slab of granite to the south of the Church. • Circa 1042, oak timber from Glendalough was used to build the second longest Viking longship recorded (circa 30 m). A modern replica of that ship was built in 2004 and is currently located in Roskilde, Denmark. • From 1825 to 1957, the head of the Glendalough Valley was the site of a galenalead mine. #instaireland#discoverireland#westofireland#insta_ireland #ireland_travel #wildatlanticway#bestirelandpics#travelireland#irelanddaily#rawireland#irish_daily #exploreireland#loveireland#visitireland#wanderireland#igersireland#tourismireland#irishpassion#ig_ireland #thisisireland#ireland_travel #raw_ireland #europe#glendalough #st.kevin #wicklow#ireland #
Yesterday at the Cliffs of Moher. 🤯 It’s been so nice getting to hang out with my first love, just us, exploring, wandering and doing what we did in the beginning of our relationship. We love our kids deeply and miss them, but it’s so hard not to focus all your time and energy on them at home. We needed this getaway to remember again what we love about each other. Lol. Thankful for this lady standing beside me and supporting me no matter what. #couryroadtrip
Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At Connemara National Park we embarked on by far the wettest hike of my life while following the trail for Diamond Hill. A quintessential aspect of the Irish summer experience, Adam assured me.
Taking in the views of Clifden and the Twelve Bens mountain range from the top of Monument Hill, where the D’Arcy Monument is located. John D’Arcy founded the village of Clifden, and the memorial site to his life’s work offers incredible panoramic views of the village and the mountains in the distance.