Our morning tour of Connemara was a little bit damp but it suited the trip well – as we were in the true countryside and “boglands” of Ireland. Everywhere we looked it was green or to be exact: forty different shades of green and so, so many sheep! It was Joyce Country for sure and whilst we didn’t do it, next time I definitely want to plan to see a sheep dog demonstration!

We drove past Kylemore Abbey and stopped in at the Connemara National Park “bog” museum. It was great to learn all about the history, geographical make up, flora and fauna of the landscape. And now I know a little bit about turf and peat – which are in fact one and the same thing!

Our last stop was the little town of Clifden and here I was able to pick up my first (of many) woollen sweaters and a Collected Book of Poems by W.B. Yeats.