Sligo was my final destination in Ireland before going to the European mainland. I love this town....

Keem Beach and Croaghaun the highest mountain on the far west end of Achill Island were my my favorite new discoveries in Ireland....

I stayed overnight in Westport on my way to Achill Island. I went for a long run and circled the Westport House, a significant estate built on the ruins of Irish Pirate Grace O’Malleys castle....

The next day, I took the bus to Connemara National Park outside a town called Letterfrack. Diamond Hill is an isolated peak at the northwest edge of the Twelve Bens....

Clifden was just a short bus ride away from Lough Inagh. I stayed at another B&B run by a sister and brother, Ben View House....

I flew back to Galway and took the bus to Connemara, a region northwest of Galway known for its rocky landscapes, peat bogs, mountains, and lakes. My destination was Lough Inagh, a place I had heard about in a poem....

I was blessed with a nourishing, quiet week on the island of Inis Mór…...

I arrived in Dublin, Ireland, on May 28th, 2023, leaving the day before from San Francisco and stopping at JFK....

I arrived in Dublin, Ireland, on May 28th, 2023, leaving the day before from San Francisco and stopping at JFK....