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Doonagore Castle, Doolin, County Clare

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Pictures · Travels

Four Years in Ireland – A Photo Gallery

This photo gallery documents my last four years traveling around the magical Éire. I arrived in Ireland in the fall of 2010 to study at Coláiste na Tríonóide (Trinity College Dublin). As a MacConsaidín, I quickly learned that my second home is northwest Contae an Chláir (County Clare), especially the village of Lios Dúin Bhearna (Lisdoonvarna), the birthplace of my…… Continue reading Four Years in Ireland – A Photo Gallery

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Port, an Abandoned Irish Famine Village in Donegal

In all my travels, Port, Donegal was one of the most magical places that I’ve ever been. Port has been called “the most remote and least visited corner of Ireland.” The nearest neighbors are three miles up the road. I’m still surprised that we even found it considering that you can take only one road to get there.…… Continue reading Port, an Abandoned Irish Famine Village in Donegal

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God Exhaling Over the Irish Sea

I saw something amazing last night over the Irish Sea. A devilish red sunset which nearly melted our plane. There were towering castles in the distant which were made of thick black clouds. Below us were rolling hills of puffy things. God was simply exhaling. This picture isn’t mine, but it’s the closest thing I could…… Continue reading God Exhaling Over the Irish Sea

Politics · Travels

Turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque, a church, or both?

News of the beautiful and awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, or “Holy Wisdom,” turning into an active mosque is a tricky situation for political and cultural reasons, as Religion News Services reports (via Huffington Post). Christians and other minorities may see the Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque as a challenge to Turkey’s secular-republican origin, whereas Muslims…… Continue reading Turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque, a church, or both?

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A little bit of Italy on the Irish coast

These are some pictures of my recent visit to Killiney (Irish: Cill Iníon Léinín, meaning “Church of the Daughters of Léinín”). Killiney is located about 30 minutes on the train from Dublin city centre. For many centuries the major part of the district was the property of the Talbot de Malahide family, some of the…… Continue reading A little bit of Italy on the Irish coast

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“Our Lady of Peace:” The Abbaye Ecole in Sorèze

In the summer of 2009 I travelled to Sorèze, an enchanted village in the south of France.  The purpose of the trip was to screen my documentary Journey into America at the Culture and Cultures Intercultural International film festival at the Château de Padiès, a mansion built on the site of a former castle, located in the outskirts…… Continue reading “Our Lady of Peace:” The Abbaye Ecole in Sorèze