A dance in the village hall in Kilfenora in County Clare
The view from our hostel window in Kilfenora to a ruined church and a high cross from the 12th century
Another 12th century high cross in the ruins of the Kilfenora cathedral
A fragment of a high cross with a Celtic knotwork pattern
Carved head of a bishop above a window in the cathedral
Twice a week, the Kilfenora community gathers for "set dancing"
A musician from the Kilfenora Ceili Band, which is known throughout Ireland
It's obviously important not to look too interested when playing
The dance is a great place to catch up on the latest gossip with friends
The northwestern part of County Clare, an area known as the Burren, shares the same geology as the Aran islands.
A seasonal lake in the Burren that only forms in wet periods. (The rest of the time, the water sinks into the limestone.)
Marks where badgers have sharpened their claws on a rock
Despite the harsh landscape, the Burren has a large variety of plant life
Enough grass grows among the rock that cattle used to be grazed here in the summer, before this was park land.