Colours of County Clare January 6th 2010 A good writer writes against cliché, so coming to this island at its least emerald-ish should work to my advantage. No green then, but with every other colour of the palate available, I set out to discover Ireland.
We arrive on The Burren in a total white-out, the landscape as blank and featureless as some inhospitable planet. From window one, the Aran Islands exist. From window two, the cliffs ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Clare » The Burren Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more