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As Lizzy & me head for the west coast of Ireland our first stop was to be our first surprise on the journey. Arriving at one of the sites of the underworld of the druids we found it was closed & was open for private tours only. Down the road Lizzy finds a sign saying Brigid's well, what a lovely secluded …
... didn't have enough time to see everything. The little hideout in the picture to the right is where Wordsworth would go to write his poetry. It was very secluded and had a breathtaking view. I want a spot like that!!! Wordsworth's most famous poem is "Daffodils":
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the ...
... mauve rhododendrons out, and bushes of bright red fuchsia in sheltered nooks.
We stopped for coffee at Derryvrisk, opposite Loch Furnace. An odd little place in the middle of nowhere run by an eccentric, well educated couple, ready for a yarn. Another couple came in on their way to a funeral, and they spoke Gaelic, which is fairly common in County Galway.
The landscape gradually changed and ...
... Martyn and with him the senior line of the family had died in 1922, the surgeon and poet Oliver St. John Gogarty purchased Dunguaire. Gogarty began restoring the castle and established it as the meeting place for the leading figures of the Celtic Revival, such as W.B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, ...
... I reach enlightenment? I also have a anxiety about not venerating those higher beings that would guide me with enough appreciation and love. What if what I offer them isn't enough? what if all I can give does not satisfy them? I decided though the night was drawing in, to walk up to the woods, where we have some ancient burial mounds and our own little sacred site to make some offerings and sit in quiet meditation. The experience was a pleasant one and whilst ...