Ireland Images.2 04 Saturday Jun 2016 Posted by Janet Maher in Art in Ireland, Ireland Images ≈ 8 Comments Last Night’s Sunset, 10pm, Ballyvaughan, Ireland ©2016 Janet Maher Related
Wow, just WOW!
That’s the kind of time when I feel guilty that you’re not here.
Suzanne Welles said:
Of course I took about 10 pix, all trying to capture this amazing thing that was going on. Even the water away from the sun was lit up. Some pix of just the water and clouds look like abstract paintings. Luminous, numinous — the definition of…
Are you at the same Ballyvaughan (south of Galway) where I spent half of my study abroad term in spring 1989?? If so, I wonder if there’s still a guy selling mussels from a 5-gallon bucket … He used to come by our thatched-roof cottage, housing 6 college girls with no hot running water, every morning, and my friend Jacque who had grown up in Belgium taught us how to de-beard them, de-grit them by stirring them vigorously in a Paul, and then make all kinds of delicious things– mussels mariniere, paella, etc. I can still remember how the air smelled. Have a wonderful time!
Well, were you at the Burren College of Art? We will have to chat about this when I get back!
No, I had no idea there was an art college in Ballyvaughan when I was there! We read Irish short stories, poetry, and history and had class outside whenever possible for the 5 weeks I spent there, all classes led by a professor from Carleton who was leading the trip (who was from Ireland originally). I remember those sunsets … amazing. Also, I see that I mistyped “paul” for “pail,” which my phone not-so-helpfully auto-corrected to read “Paul.” Hopefully you figured out what I meant!
Jean, sounds like a great five weeks! I drove into Fanore last night. Unbelievable how even more beautiful it is around the “corner” from Ballyvaughan — driving right up against an ocean that goes on forever, no ends as at the beaches we know. Still, there are beaches throughout the long stretch too and people out fishing off the rocks. Soon will explore the Flaggy Shore, where Lady Gregory lived. I had thought the Burren was completely barren (beautiful in a stripped down way), had no idea all this water and gorgeous vegetation would also be here!