Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ireland, 2010 - Dysert O'Dea

Wildflowers on the walk from Dysert O'Dea castle to the monastery ruins.

The monastery.

Steps set into the stone wall. Access to the monastery from the pasture.

The Monk's Tower with the monastery on the left, ca 12th century. The castle was built in 1480.
Monastery interior arches.

Later ruins on the O'Dea archaeological trail. The site is so pristine that we felt like the first visitors since it fell to ruins. We did see one other group of tourists that day.

Leaving O'Dea, the road to the Burren.

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