Postcards from Ireland: A Day on the Aran Islands

Three sheets of karst limestone defiantly protrude from the North Atlantic, just an hour’s boat ride off the west coast of Ireland. The sea is calm today as we approach Inishmore, the most-visited of these island outposts, collectively known as the Aran Islands. Today, tourists well outnumber the local population that traditionally relies on farming... Continue Reading →

Postcards from Ireland: A Day in Galway

Our long walk is done. Time for a casual exploration of Ireland’s cities and sites before heading back to Canada. We start with Galway, a half-day by taxi and bus up the west coast from Portmagee, the end point of our cross-Ireland walk. It’s a modest-sized town but chock full of young university students and... Continue Reading →

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