Here are two more paintings that were not included in the virtual Tour of Ireland posts.
You may remember the “Virtual Tour of Ireland” series a few months back. Out of that trip came a few paintings that we can refer to as “the pipers”. The Irish bagpipes, sometimes referred to as uilleann pipes, must have made an impression on me, because going through the inventory recently, it seems I turned out quite a few after that trip. Here are two below.
More County Clare
For the last virtual tour of Ireland post, we covered the Burren and some of County Clare. Here are some more images and thoughts on the area before we move on. Another favorite stop for travelers is Cassidy’s Pub and Restaurant in Carron.
Petunia and Tim also stopped at the Visitor Experience at the top of the Cliffs before leaving County Clare. When you visit, do not miss the movie that runs on a loop in the Visitor Center.
Leaving County Clare
From there they were shuttled by Peter Mooney via the scenic route on to the Dingle Peninsula. They made one last stop in Lahinch, before taking the ferry to Tarbert in County Kerry.
The Irish Open had just finished up.
Surf’s up! It was a balmy 68 degrees, and people were enjoying the weather.
Drive right on to the ferry to Tarbert.
This is the way to arrive in County Kerry!
Next Up! On to the Dingle Peninsula
We hope you are enjoying the virtual tour of Ireland.
Our hearts go out to all of the people that helped to make our various trips to Ireland special. We know that the current situation is making life difficult for people at home and abroad. We are looking forward to the day we can get back to Ireland and other beloved spaces!
In the early 2000s, the Queen Bee and I took a couple of trips to Ireland. Both trips involved biking, music, and art. Petunia took a more recent trip last summer. Since I had created a series of art around my trips, she thought it was pretty cool to finally get to see some of the places that I painted for herself.
It’s March! What better time to take a virtual tour of Ireland?
We thought it would be fun to take you on a virtual tour of our collective trips using my paintings along with some of her photos.
Her trip started in Galway, so we’ll start there.
If you’ve never been to Galway, it is a lively university town. While it’s lighter on attractions compared to some other cities, its charm is its ambiance. Walking the medieval streets of Galway is an experience unto itself. There is music everywhere, the streets, the pubs, the churches, you name it. My impression of Galway is captured here with Galway Band.
Below are some photos from Petunia’s 2019 trip to Galway.
Here are some more tips from Petunia…
In Galway, stay at Petra House. It’s close enough to walk to the Galway city center, but far enough away from the pubs to avoid the late-night noise. Frank and Joan are great hosts.
If you can walk, do as much of it as you can. This town is full of interesting sights.