The Wild Atlantic Way – Cnoc Fola

Brigid Gallagher takes us on trip up the Wild Atlantic Way.. there are many islands of the west coast of Ireland and some are inhabited.. Quite blustery and they get the first of the transatlantic weather but amazing places to visit with lots of wild life.. Join Brigid as she heads up the coast with some photos of the islands…

Watching the Daisies

I planned to take you to an island this week but the ferry never left the pier due to rain, rain and more rain…

Feeling rather downhearted, I pondered on a suitable alternative, and after a trip to the local library followed by a coffee and slice of cake, the sun came out.

So we are now travelling along a small stretch of a 2500km Irish tourist initiative known as “The Wild Atlantic Way.”

First stop is a view over the islands to the west, including the island I had planned to visit. Furthest away lies Arranmore, followed by Cruit, Owey, Gola…

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The Islands

Next we travel towards Cnoc Fola meaning “Hill of Blood,” which is “a rocky headland that turns rusty red at sunset,” as written on the signs at this “Discovery Point” for the Wild Atlantic Way.

Cnoc Fola

Looking backwards, the islands are still visible:

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The Islands…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

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