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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2014 CALENDAR

For several years, I’ve made up calendars for a few friends and family members.  Since I can’t send one to each of you, I thought I’d try it this way!

IRISH RAINBOW

2014 CALENDAR COVER  CO. FERMANAGH

IRISH SUNRISE

 2014: JANUARY  CO. MEATH

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY
2014: FEBRUARY  GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

BONANE, COUNTY KERRY

2014: MARCH   BONANE, CO. KERRY

RING OF KERRY-SKELLIG RING

2014: APRIL  RING OF KERRY

BOMBAY STREET, BELFAST

2014: MAY  BOMBAY STREET, BELFAST

MIZEN HEAD, CO. CORK

2014: JUNE  MIZEN PENINSULA, CO CORK

THE SKELLIGS, CO KERRY

2014: JULY  SKELLIG ISLANDS, CO KERRY

IRISH GRAIN

2014: AUGUST  MOYNALTY, CO MEATH

DUNLUCE CASTLE

2014: SEPTEMBER  DUNLUCE CASTLE, CO ANTRIM

GLENANCHIQUIN, CO KERRY

2014: OCTOBER  GLENANCHIQUIN, BEARA PENINSULA

IRISH AUTUMN

2014: NOVEMBER  CO. MEATH

DINGLE PENINSULA

2014: DECEMBER  DINGLE PENINSULA, CO KERRY

HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY FRIENDS!

Copyright 2013                          Mary Jane E Clark

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: BLARNEY CASTLE, COUNTY CORK

BLARNEY CASTLE

I loved my first visit to Blarney Castle in County Cork!  Although the winding staircases got steeper and steeper, narrower and narrower, and wetter and wetter, it was wonderful to achieve the top!  The views were incredible.  And, of course, most visitors, including my daughter, lay down on their backs, had someone hold their legs and reached WAY back to kiss the Blarney Stone.  I passed (bad back, bad knees, blah blah……).  The Stone of Eloquence supposedly bestows the “gift of gab” on those who kiss it.  I figured I already had it so I just kissed my daughter!  And we made our way back down all those stairs.

Copyright 2013                              Mary Jane E Clark

Also published on http://www.IrishCustomTours.com

 

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: BEARA PENINSULA

BEARA PENINSULA

Down in the southwest corner of Ireland, you’ll find craggy shores, numerous bays and inlets, mountains and three famous peninsulas…….the Dingle, the Iveragh (which includes the Ring of Kerry) and the Beara.  The Beara, or Bere, is the least known, least visited and, I think, the most beautiful.  This photo was taken near Garnish Point in County Cork.

Copyright 2013                Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: CONNOR PASS

CONNOR PASS

This lonely winding road is through the Connor Pass crossing from County Kerry to County Cork.  This desolate area epitomizes the empty rural spaces found in the southwest of Ireland.

Copyright 2013        Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: BEARA PENINSULA, CO. CORK

Garnish Bay is on the Beara Peninsula in southwest Ireland.  Although the Beara Peninsula is not as well known as the nearby Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula, it is equally stunning.  Counties Cork and Kerry each claim part of it, with Garnish Point  being part of Cork.  The 15 minute drive down the rutted, one-lane, winding  track to this dead-end was absolutely worthwhile.  (Click on image to enlarge)

Copyright 2012     Mary Jane E Clark

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