Ruairí O Neill's Connemara Tour 2012 with Schedule for 2015
Three years ago I organised a tour of Connemara. I had 18 people from a small town called Schoelkrippen in Germany come and stay in my village of Carna. We went to Mac Dara's island home of the 6th century monk Mac Dara. The reconstructed ruins stands at the tip of the island. It is now home to a large group of nesting birds and a sheep herd.
All aboard at Más Pier heading to Mac Dara's Island on a fine sunny day in May.
Quick run for it, the Germans have landed! Who ever said these people don't have a sense of humour didn't meet my group!
I locked them in the Chapel for a joke and a break from all the questions but the joke was on me as I forgot about the Chapel window!
Keeping the boat away from the rocky shore.
|Listening to a talk on Island, it wasn't me as I can never remember any facts or dates, I have my own system of carbon dating, something is either Old, Very Old or Really Old, it never fails!|
|Celtic Design on Cross on Mac Dara's Island.|
|St. Mac Dara's Chapel, its roof was reconstructed in the 1970's|
|Wait, come back, don't leave me here with all these Germans!|
Thanks be to God he's come back! After a picnic there we went on to Mason Island once the home of a fishing village now abandoned save for a few holiday homes.
All on board and heading to Mason Island.
Approaching Mason Island.
Walking down the main street from the harbour.
Inside the old School House on Mason Island.
On wide open spaces.
Steams Coffee is just what you need when you been leading a group through Connemara! They also serve delicious lunches and to die for cakes and deserts.
|Exploring the Wedge Tomb in June.|
www.conamaraphotography.com may look like they've been Photoshopped but they haven't been.
Martin and Thomas on a Forest Trail walk in Connemara.
At Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel Seven Creamy pints of Guinness were magically produced by the shy and quiet barman extraordinaire Thomas.
After a walk in the woods there is nothing to beat a Guinness, unless another one of course!
Lunch at Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel with a delicious Sea food chowder, the biz!
I also give classes on Photography and will help you improve your photographs with tips on Composition and help with understanding the importance of choosing the correct aperture and shutter speed.