Charlie transporting his group back through ecological time as he leads them down to his platform in the middle of the blanket bog here at Cnoc Suain.
Unfortunately we have yet to find a willing volunteer to throw into the great natural mummifier(also known as peat bog) for a few thousand years so we can have our own bog body on display here.
Until then you can check out the National Museum of Ireland for some fabulous anatomical preservations, if you're into that sort of thing 😮 #conamara#experientialtravel#naturalhistory#wildatlanticway#ecotourism#sustainabletravel
The Crown Liquor Saloon has held its place at 48 Great Victoria Street in Belfast for nearly 180 years, surviving IRA bomb threats, the heated words of politicians and the status quo-threatening uppity women of the Victorian era. The etched and stained-glass windows of The Crown’s gaslit snugs—booths built to allow for privacy (and hypocrisy)—have been witnesses to secret meetings, priests ducking in for a pint, the arranging of marriages and assignations of all moral persuasions. Snugs have mostly disappeared in the designs of modern Irish pubs. The Victorians, the modern Women’s Movement and the Good Friday Peace Accords have eliminated the need for the seclusion of these old “confession boxes.” These days, snugs play host to tourists hankering for the experience and an old couple now and then wanting a quiet spot to reminisce and share a glass. .
This is the one-room schoolhouse my grandfather attended from his youth until age fourteen, when he dropped out to be a sharecropper in Scotland. The tuition to attend was peat moss, used to heat the building and its few students. One teacher served every grade. It’s amazing how far two generations can take you.
So my first ever competition! I don't normally do this, but I think it's an awesome idea. Ok, so here is my scratchable Ireland map from @scratchablemapireland obviously I don't want to give you my one but I have another one to be won!
If you want to enter, it's simple.
Like this picture. That's one entry.
If you like and comment on the photo that's 2.
If you tag a friend that's 3 and if you follow myself or @scratchablemapireland That's up to 5 entry's you can have.
This would give you more chance of winning this colourful and interactive e map of Ireland that you can scratch off as you visit this incredible country.
Now I realise how much of Ireland I actually did. Who's in?
Michael Palin described the Derry to Coleraine railway journey as ‘one of the most beautiful in the world’ and I have to agree! Videos and photos don’t do it justice so you’ll just have to go and see for yourself 😉😊😍