Ennistymon and The Burran, Co. Clare, Western Ireland - 27th October 2006

It's the day after Caroline and Chris's wedding and Nosher and Isobel, with Gary and Vanessa cadging a lift, head over from the hotel on Spanish Point to a B&B in Corofin. We stop off in the small town of Ennistymon for breakfast at the Sugan Chair café, followed by a brief look around the town before driving around The Burran - an interesting, bleak, Dartmoor-esque region in County Clare - and a look at the sea near Ballyvaughan.

next album: Corofin and Blackrock (Dublin) Mornings, Westcoast / Eastcoast Ireland - 29th October 2006
previous album: Bofey Quinn's Trad Music Night, Corofin, Ireland - 27th October 2006

Isobel and Vanessa chat animatedly about stuff, spurred on by the additives in a can of 'Club Orange'

Modern social interaction, via the omnipresent mobile phone

Milling around outside the Sugan Chair café

The river is in dramatic spate down by the aptly-named Cascades

Blake and Linnane: two closed shops in Ennistymon

A derelict hut, and a sign for an also-derelict post office

The quaint, but abandoned, Ennistymon Post Office

Isobel roams around near derelict buildings

Isobel stands about

An abandoned Massey-Ferguson 165 tractor by the river

Inside a derelict chapel on the top of a steep hill outside Ennistymon

Derelict chapel on a hill

Another derelict chapel has been interestingly converted to house some artefacts

Isobel inspects her feet

We discover a partially-excavated alien fossil

Light through a window

Another wrecked and derelict building, with debris scattered outside

An imposing (and supposedly haunted) shell of a once-grand house

Cows silently observe Nosher taking photos

Up on The Burran, a line of shifty cows watches from the distance

Loosely-packed stone walls

More gloomy cows on the windswept moor

Cute little cottages at Ballyvaughan

Gary walks along the sea wall

A misty mountain, and orange clouds reflected in the rippled sea

Vannessa nearly blows it by giggling during a serious 'pretend to be in a band' photo

A seafood pub at Ballyvaughan

Gary goes abseiling over the side of the breakwater

A blue rope

Along the coast road, a small lighthouse is spotted

Gary stands, watching, on the top of a cliff


Isobel and Vanessa chat animatedly about stuff, spurred on by the additives in a can of 'Club Orange'