Bits and Pieces

Today was our last day in Clare. A last chance to get to the things we missed. One thing we missed was the wedge tomb. We found it the first few times we came to Ireland but the last few times we visited, we missed it. Sean, our b&b host, drew it on a map for us and we still managed to miss it! So today was our last chance. After a few false starts we found it!

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It was not the one we found on our first visit, this one is more remote. But we were glad to find at least one wedge tomb.
It was in a lovely place.

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These sheep were in the field…watching us closely.

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As were these busy cows.

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This pony had managed to get into the road. He was a little camera shy.

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This is a glacial erratic..basically a rock left by a glacier. They are all over Clare. This one was across the street from the wedge tomb.

There was a church and an abbey on our map that we hadn’t seen before. Since we were really just driving around for a last look at the countryside, we decided to explore.

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This is the Templecronan Church. It was built in the 12th century. We had to walk through a field and over a couple of stiles to get to it.

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This is a view from the church. I love these little doors.

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Look at these moss covered rocks. This is the wall behind the church.

On to the Abbey. The Corcomree Abbey was also built in the 12th century. It was once part of a monastery. The first thing I noticed though was this heather.

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Beautiful!

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The Abbey had lovely arched doorways.

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And this window. I love the verticals under the archway.

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One last peek through this doorway.

And on to our last stop for today. I had to see the Cliffs once more.

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A last look….til next time.

Tomorrow we head to Bunratty, near Shannon. We will see the castle and the folk park and have our final pint. We fly home Tuesday……

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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