Before I went to Norway I went to Ireland! 2 weeks driving around the republic drawing and drinking Guinness! First stop Dublin-
The Hugh Lane gallery in Dublin has Dublin born Francis Bacon's London studio. It was meticulously photographed and recorded then rebuilt in the museum!
~across the country to Galway & Connemara. . .
~south through Ballyvaughan & the Burren. . .
The ancient stone 'portal' Poulnabrone . . .
~On the way to the cliffs of Moher . . .
~a detour through Tipperary and Cashel . . .
my goal was to see Dingle where David Lean filmed Ryan's Daughter. The journey across the mountain pass and down to the town is spectacular but it's no longer the sleepy little fishing village of Lean's time.
We kissed the Blarney Stone at Blarney castle. It's supposed to endow the gift of the gab- specifically sophisticated 'blarney' as opposed to 'baloney' which is bullshit! Maybe it'll help me pitch in story sessions?
I think my favourite place in Ireland must be Cobh-close to Cork. It has one of Europe's deepest natural harbours and the Titanic sailed out of there to its doom!
Back to Dublin for the ferry through Waterford and Kilkenny. . .
The 'Emerald Isle' really is that colour-I was blown away by the variety of green hues in the landscape-it made for an unforgettable journey.