Irish · Irish History

The Cliffs of Moher – Standing at the Edge of the Earth

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Clare · Pictures

A Ridiculous Picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

This ridiculous picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare (Ireland), was snapped by Sean Tomkins. Obviously it captures the natural beauty of the cliffs, but it also shows a rare natural optical event called a “Brocken Spectre,” or “a magnified shadow of an observer, typically surrounded by rainbow-like bands, thrown on to a bank of cloud in high…… Continue reading A Ridiculous Picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Travels

Roadtrip to Lahinch, County Clare

Melony and I are off to Crag Shore B & B in Lahinch. In searching for directions from Dublin, I’ve learned that it has no address. Crag Shore is really off the beaten path. Maybe the GPS location on its website will guide us there? God willing, this will be a memorable weekend. The Micah Russell…… Continue reading Roadtrip to Lahinch, County Clare

Travels

Personal: The time my Ma and Dad went to Ireland (circa 1980)

My Ma just showed me the journal that she kept along the ride.  Notice as well some of the great pictures.  My favourite is the one of the two Irish men with the bicycle.  Interestingly, my parents visited Trinity College Dublin (where I now teach and research).  One of the pictures is where I often…… Continue reading Personal: The time my Ma and Dad went to Ireland (circa 1980)