May 16, 2011

Bob's photos from... Updated Feb 11, 2006 (new photos)

Ireland... Flag of Ireland

Photos taken by Bob O'Dj. and Prof. Peter Maher ("Pero")


Bob's & Pero's Tour of Ireland (1998)

To read about Bob's "Irish Roots," click here

I flew into Dublin from Paris.  I left Ireland from Shannon.  So if you follow the numbers on the above map (from 1 to 13), you will see the order and the approximate route of our tour. 



No. 2 on the map: The red car with its trunk open was our rental jalopy.

No. 3: Glendalough was the first of many ancient settlements we had visited.  This one dates back to about the 12th century, if my memory serves me right.

No. 5: The Rock of Cashel

As you can see, the Irish have an entirely different concept of stud laying... :-)

No. 8: The magnificent Cliffs of Moher

No. 9: A young rider near Galway...

Northern Ireland Countryside...


No. 11: Cute town south of Belfast, just inside the Republic

Two young lassies teaching me to accompany them on their flutes with the "bodhran" 

Horsing around with the huge Muiredach's Cross n Monasterboice, County Louth, near Drogheda, inside an ancient cemetery.  As Pero reminded me, "spanning" the cross is supposed to be good luck to one who manages it.  Hope my "luck of the Irish" is still holding up... :-)


No. 12: Cute road tunnels...

To go on with the Tour, click on one of the URLs below...

To read Bob's e-mail travelogues from the trip, click on e-mail URLs below...

Tour of Ireland 1998

Photos                        e-mails

Dublin                                                Kilkenny

Countryside                                      Galway

Belfast                                              Belfast-1Belfast-2,

Unpublished                                      Belfast-3Drogheda

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