FC: Ireland (:
1: O'Brien's Tower is featured in the picture just above this. It's one of the multiple watch towers for defense against Norsemen (vikings). | The Cliffs of Moher (:
2: O'Brien's | Toower | TThese cliffs were an effective defense force.
3: This is O'Brien's Tower up close, it was amazingly beautiful.. We also got to see some spectacular cliff-nesting.
4: The cliffs were impressively crowded being one of the top visitor attractions. The whole length of the cliffs was 8 kilometers though., I had to scold my oldest son for pretending to throw his younger sister off the cliffs.. They were 200 meters tall!
5: We could see out to the Aran Islands in the Galway Bay, luckily it was a clear day. (:
6: Cute, Right?
7: The cliffs were made of Namurian Shale and Sandstone. We also saw some beautiful birds. There are 29 species of birds there.
8: In Munster | Kissing the Blarney Stone
9: The View from the strongest castle in Munster!!! I just kissed the stone; I now have eloquence (:
10: Blarney castle is SO old, it was built in 1210! | It's also huge! With 18 feet thick walls and... | Just in case I forget one day, eloquence means fluency of words and is never at a loss to say something.
11: 82 foot tower!
12: The Shrine of St. Manchan is a box that contains the ashes and remains of an ancient religious figure. This reliquary was sworn over to ensure a vow of honor. Some of its bronze figures are missing.
14: These are some sketches of the figures on the shrine of st. manchan. The identity of st. manchan is unknown. This box is used for roman catholic churches. This shrine was made in 1130 and is a gabled box of yew wood.