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The Fertile Rock

‘The quest for earthly solitude was the chief motive behind the foundation of Citeaux in 1098 and the statutes of the order later insisted that “monasteries should not be built in cities, castles or towns but in places far removed from the conversation of men.” Hidden in the quiet of the countryside, the monks could pursue without distraction their search for spiritual union with God. 506 more words

Architectural History

My trip to Burren Perfumery

It has been about 7 years since I went to Burren Perfumery so I headed out that direction on Friday.  I must say that I don’t remember it being as remote as it is. 291 more words

2016 April Grassmere, VIC to Clare, SA

After our experience with the Grassmere house-sit, we vowed to never again take on a house-sit without first meeting the clients and seeing the property, at the very least in photos!  462 more words


A trip through Clare - 1869

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869), Vol. 10 (1866 – 1869), pp. 440-443
M. Brogan – 8th February, 1869 (abridged)

When travelling through the country on official duty, I frequently meet with antiquarian remains, some of which may not have as yet been brought under the notice of the Academy. 612 more words

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The Burren

Along the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ on the west coast of Ireland, lies some of the world’s most unusual and mystical scenery, nowhere else to be found in the world. 411 more words


County Clare

We drove from Doolin to the Shannon Ferry, back to Doolin, back to the Shannon Ferry. Don’t leave your wallet in the restaurant you eat at after an exhausting death defying hike.