There were expected stone walls, castle ruins, sheep, cattle, green fields, views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, musical voices and brogues spoken by the friendly people, and music every evening, either in a concert just for our group or in a local pub among the happy townspeople. We spent three nights in Rosscarbery, West Cork, three in Ballyferriter, and three in Doolin, and traveled by bus in Counties Cork, Kerry, and Clare along the Wild Atlantic Way. We had sunny days, rainy days, and some combinations of weather, but nothing to interfere with our learning some of Ireland's culture and history and beauty.
The Cliffs of Moher
This church was built in the 10th century on level ground. Through the years sand from the Atlantic Ocean has blown up around it until it appears to have sunk into the earth.
June--what a busy month! After I returned home, I finished piecing the Red Stars String quilt and added borders. With the red background behind each block, it was tempting to leave it unquilted as a "summer spread," but went ahead with a backing and attempt at quilting on my Pfaff while my Sweet 16 is waiting for a new bobbin case. But Elizabeth and Rahrah insisted on keeping me close company, so I had to put it aside.