• Traveling the Path of Early Books

The Cliffs and "Moher"

Yesterday was a huge work day in which we all finished two of our books. We ended the day with a family dinner of pancakes, eggs, bacon, and sausage! It was SO yummy! There is a picture of our feast posted below. 

Today, we had an early start and took off toward a Dolmen tomb. This was a cave-like structure that rose above the baren, rocky landscape, and served as a tomb for the people who were banished to the Dolmen landscape. It looked a bit like a miniature stone henge, with its stacked rocks.

Our next stop was the Cliffs of Moher. These huge cliffs towered over the crashing ocean below and provide a stunning view of both the ocean and the landscape. This is the western most edge of Ireland, so there is nothing but ocean in the distance, making the wind incredibly strong. We had fun leaning into the "breeze" and letting it support out weight. The view was spectacular and, as is a common theme in Ireland, cameras could not capture the beauty. 

The next destination was St. Brigids well. This holy well is a site of pilgrimage for many Irish Catholics. It is used as a source of healing and prayer. Leaving a votive offering is common, so everyone made a small book, wrote in it, and left it at the site of the well. This was a prayerful and peaceful experience. 

Our last destonation was a rocky beach along the coast. The crashing waves were huge! Some were more than 10 feet high!

Today's travels were fun and filled with unforgettable experiences and sites. Tomorrow, our last day in Galway, we have more time to work on our books. We are now stenciling patterns! 

More updates to come!

Anne

Group jumping on the beach
Group at the Cliffs of Moher
View from the Cliffs of Moher
Yummmm food!
Back of the Dolmen Tomb in the Burren