Aillte an Mhothair
|Graveyard at Corcomroe Abbey|
The area was formed as part of the territory of Corco Modhruah (seed or people of Modhruadh) that was coextensive with the diocese of Kilfenora & can trace its roots back to the 12th century. The area is rich in history & archaeological sites with more than 90 megalithic tombs, portal dolmens, a Celtic high cross & a number of ring forts. The area is rich in limestone from pervious glaciation. The landscape is amazing in these parts. I was in love seeing all of the charming thatch roof house, fertile farmland, limestone coast & beautiful forests.
I had a lovely seafood chowder for lunch at Gus O'Connor's Pub in Doolin. I will admit that it was very rich & too heavy, but I decided to give it a go. Doolin is a charming village home of traditional Irish music. The village before Doolin is famous for the Matchmaker Festival in the fall, there is one person who is the “match maker” & is very successful with pairing “lovers” up. I recall reading a book about it or watching a film, I can’t recall. Also the coast is famous for oysters & it is said if women eat them they will live longer & have beautiful skin. There’s always a legend or two with the Irish being very superstitious. I will admit that I am in a way, but
|Cliffs of Moher|