Ireland

Still life with plants in the Wicklow Mountains.

Still life with plants in the Wicklow Mountains.

A statue in the Tuscan Garden at Glenveagh Castle.

A statue in the Tuscan Garden at Glenveagh Castle.

Ferns grew everywhere.

Ferns grew everywhere.

Stunning flowers everywhere in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

Stunning flowers everywhere in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

Lichen-mottled rock at Cloghanmore Court Tomb.

Lichen-mottled rock at Cloghanmore Court Tomb.

Seaweed, some of which is harvested in Glencolmcille to make Dissick, which can be eaten.

Seaweed, some of which is harvested in Glencolmcille to make Dissick, which can be eaten.

Stunning hydrangeas at Glencolmcille Folk Village.

Stunning hydrangeas at Glencolmcille Folk Village.

Heather at Cloghanmore Court Tomb enroute to Malin Beg, County Donegal.

Heather at Cloghanmore Court Tomb enroute to Malin Beg, County Donegal.

Heather and very cool stone. Both were ubiquitous.

Heather and very cool stone. Both were ubiquitous.

Fuchsia grew everywhere--even the hedges in Glencolmcille were walls of fuchsia.

Fuchsia grew everywhere–even the hedges in Glencolmcille were walls of fuchsia.

Flowers in Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal.

Flowers in Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal.

Flowers in the gardens at Glenveagh Castle.

Flowers in the gardens at Glenveagh Castle.

Flowers along the trail in Glencolmcille Folk Village, County Donegal.

Flowers along the trail in Glencolmcille Folk Village, County Donegal.

Ireland's flowers continued to amaze me. Not sure what these are but they're beautiful.

Ireland’s flowers continued to amaze me. Not sure what these are but they’re beautiful.

The round tower and graveyard fence at Glendalough, County Wicklow.

The round tower and graveyard fence at Glendalough, County Wicklow.

Celtic cross against stone in Galway, County Clare.

Celtic cross against stone in Galway, County Clare.

Ram and vine in the castle gardens in Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal.

Ram and vine in the castle gardens in Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal.

One of the Gelnveagh Castle towers in County Donegal.

One of the Gelnveagh Castle towers in County Donegal.

A cupid in the Castle gardens at Glenveagh National Park in County Donegal.

A cupid in the Castle gardens at Glenveagh National Park in County Donegal.

All the fresh water in County Donegal is tinted red from iron. In Donegal they call it "ruamheirg."

All the fresh water in County Donegal is tinted red from iron. In Donegal they call it “ruamheirg.”

Cloghanmore Court Tomb enroute to Malin Beg.

Cloghanmore Court Tomb enroute to Malin Beg.

Many poles in County Donegal had stuffed animals attached to them.

Many poles in County Donegal had stuffed animals attached to them.

A site holy to Saint Kieran in County Donegal.

A site holy to Saint Kieran in County Donegal.

Some of the offerings made to Saint Columba at Columba's Well, County Donegal.

Some of the offerings made to Saint Columba at Columba’s Well, County Donegal.

Crosses atop the cairn at Columba's Well in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

Crosses atop the cairn at Columba’s Well in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

The top of the Martello tower on Glen Head in County Donegal.

The top of the Martello tower on Glen Head in County Donegal.

Cottage door in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

Cottage door in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

Detail of angel on tombstone in St. Coumba's graveyard in Drumcliff.

Detail of angel on tombstone in St. Columba’s graveyard in Drumcliff.

Statue in the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin.

Statue in the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin.

St. Columba's Pilgrimage route in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

St. Columba’s Pilgrimage route in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

A view of the beach in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

A view of the beach in Glencolmcille, County Donegal.

Standing Stone in Glencolmcille, County Donegal

Standing Stone in Glencolmcille, County Donegal

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

The cliffs at Slieve League, County Donegal. The highest cliffs in Europe.

The cliffs at Slieve League, County Donegal. The highest cliffs in Europe.

Glencolmcille village, County Donegal.

Glencolmcille village, County Donegal.

A view of Glencolmcille from the Tower Loop Hike.

A view of Glencolmcille from the Tower Loop Hike.

The view from Glen Head, County Donegal

The view from Glen Head, County Donegal

Glenveagh Castle in Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal

Glenveagh Castle in Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal

View of Gweebarra Bay from the Tower Loop Hike, County Donegal

View of Gweebarra Bay from the Tower Loop Hike, County Donegal

A view of the Irish landscape

A view of the Irish landscape

The signal tower at Malin Head, County Donegal

The signal tower at Malin Head, County Donegal

Silver Strand beach at Malin Beg, County Donegal

Silver Strand beach at Malin Beg, County Donegal

View toward Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow

View toward Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow

The ubiquitous Irish thistles with Glencolmcille in the background

The ubiquitous Irish thistles with Glencolmcille in the background

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