Destination Ireland

Liscannor Bay
Land shapes people as much as they shape it. Understanding both can deepen your own travel experience.

Clare and the Burren  is a storied, stony landscape that runs to the sea. It rises again in the ghostly shadows of the Aran Islands. You can always catch good music and good craic in the pubs of West Clare.

Morning in Connacht
Connemara is characterized by its rainbows, loughs and wide open sky. There is beauty in this desolate expanse, a place where sheep roam widely and where Oliver Cromwell once sent the Irish: "To Hell or to Connaught."

Market Day

The Kingdom of Kerry has two spectacular rings, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. A lovely jewel sits between them -- the market town of Kenmare. 

South of Kenmare, at the fairy forts and cooking pits on a misty Bonane hillside, you can almost smell the smoke from ancient fires.
A Desperate Beauty

Close by, a famine house seems out of place in time. There is revelation in the heather and moss overgrowing these tumbledown walls. People have lived, worked, and worshiped here for thousands of years.

Seals on the rocks in Glengarriff Bay
For those who have been to Ireland, no explanation is needed. If you have only dreamed of it, the land, its history, and its people will not disappoint.

A Woman's Ireland: Lives. Lore. Places to Explore. will show you around this fabulous island country and introduce you to the wonderful ways of her native daughters.