Celtic Camino – dark cliffs

My photography always lets me down.

It’s not possible for me – I don’t have the skill – to adequately convey the beauty that is Ireland.

I love this place.

I will do the best I can – and start off with my first image of the day – out my hotel bedroom window (a truck unloading fruit and veggies) – through to breakfast and black and white pudding, and the hotelier arriving with fresh eggs, through to a drive over the Connor Pass, which in no way captures the extraordinary breathtaking beauty of this way – then to a ferry trip across the Shannon River, then to the Cliffs of Moher, and finally to Doolin, and a track out of town as the sun was setting, and a bunch of cows that stared at me.

Went back and had a Guiness in a pub in Doolin, and a beautifully lyrical singer/guitarist played a special request for me – The Star of the County Down. I knew it from a track by Van Morrison and The Chieftans.

(Paddy Malone and the Chieftans did the score for a movie I did for Warners Bros.)

What an incredible day.

Tomorrow Jennifer and I are going to walk 18kms from Doolin along the Cliffs of Moher and back again. Should be amazing…

Here are today’s pics –

truck unloading Dingle breakfast Dingle eggs Dingle Connor Pass bollard smoke stacks lunch Cliffs of Moher2 Cliffs of Moher3 Cliffs of Moher birds.1 cliffs of moher.ws bird tower

Cows fence and cliff Guiness singer in doolin pub rocks and sunset


21 thoughts on “Celtic Camino – dark cliffs

  1. What a gorgeous day! I had no idea it was so beautiful there. You must be having a Hooly Dooly time!
    Those cows are looking for Steve!
    Great pics!


    • Hey Lynda, having a really good Hooly Dooly time! Going to walk along the top of those cliffs in a couple of hours! And yes, the cows mistook me for Steve. Must be my fantastic physique…

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  2. Now, I know this is ridiculously superficial chitterchatter but…YAY! My river! I’ve been waiting so patiently for you to come across one of “my” places. My name is all over that place like a bad rash! Or a good one perhaps! And top that with cows, I love cows, you know I have hundreds of photos of cows. I have a Mudgee cow on my phone screensaver.

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  3. Stunning photos Bill – and I love the brekky one that included the black and white pudding! Incredibly delicious!


  4. Your beautiful pictures are making my eyes water and my heart yearn for beautiful Ireland! Maybe I’ll be doing a pilgrimage in Ireland instead of Portugal next lol


  5. Hi Bill – Carolyn B here (son, GD, walked with you recently) – Of all the photographs which “let you down” in this post,(I’m sure you know you take some superb shots!!) I love the 4th one the most. It takes you right into the great Irish magnet! Magic everywhere, I agree – and in time, if I get a pgs chance, I’ll explain how the “fairies”? found my great-greats grave in Sligo town in 2010. Only took 10mins and I had no idea which cemetery they were in! Best of luck to you both.


    • Hi Carolyn, nice to hear from you! Greg is a wonderful bloke. We had a great time together. And he has one hell of a laugh!

      That photo, #4, is one of the ones that let me down big time!! That shot was taken at the top of the Connor Pass, probably one of the most spectacular bits of country in all of Ireland. That shot doesn’t even come close to capturing what it was like to stand there, and see it with my own eyes. The depth, the light, the rolling mist, the colours that were subtle one minute, popping the next. That photo I posted for recording purposes, not because I felt the shot was any good. And I’m not being coy. I just find it almost impossible to shoot landscapes.

      Magic? Yes, there was magic there that day. In spades. I’d love to hear your story, if you care to share it.



      • Okay, Bill – have a couple of doozy serendipity stories but won’t post them on this site. I will email to you, if that’s okay with you. Not sure if you can see my email details (I’m not a computer whizz like GD) but they are top tales. Thanks Carolyn


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