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Horn Head and Sheephaven Bay, Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland

March 31, 2016 - Horn Head (Corran Binne) is a rugged finger peninsula on the northern coast of Donegal. It rises 600 ft (183 m) out of t...
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Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal, Ireland

March 30, 2016 - Lough Veagh (Loch Ghleann Bheatha) is 3 miles (4.8 km) long. It is in a U-shaped valley scoured out of the Derryveagh Mo...
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Glenveagh Castle and Gardens, County Donegal, Ireland

March 29, 2016 - Glenveagh Castle and Gardens are nestled in a starkly beautiful valley on the banks of Lough Veagh. The area was purchas...
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Donegal, Ireland

March 28, 2016 - I thought all of Ireland had rolling green hills like County Meath. I was very surprised when we drove to County Donegal...
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Hill of Slane, County Meath, Ireland

March 25, 2016 - The Hill of Slane has been an important site since Neolithic times. It contains several ring barrows dating from the sam...
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Donkeys, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

March 24, 2016 - About 700 years ago, Trim was an Anglo-Norman stronghold on the River Boyne that marked the boundary of the “Pale” – the...
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Yellow Steeple and Sheep Gate, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

March 23, 2016 - The Yellow Steeple is all that remains of the 14 th century Augustinian Abbey of St. Mary. The Sheep Gate is part of the...
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Interior of Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

March 22, 2016 - Trim castle is now a preserved ruin but was impregnable for the four centuries it was used (late 12 th – mid 17 th centu...
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Exterior of Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

March 21, 2016 - Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. It was constructed over a thirty year period by Hugh de Lacy...
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Monasterboice, County Louth, Ireland

March 18, 2016 - Monasterboice was originally a monastery founded in the 5 th century by St. Buithe, a follower of St. Patrick. It is now...
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Newgrange, Brú na Bóinne, County Meath, Ireland

March 17, 2016 - I am fascinated by Stone Age sites so visiting Brú na Bóinne was one of the highlights of the trip for me! Newgrange is...
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Knowth, Brú na Bóinne, County Meath, Ireland

March 16, 2016 - Brú na Bóinne means Palace on the Boyne and is one of the largest and most important Megalithic sites in Europe. It was...
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Contest Entries

March 09, 2016 - Today I entered the 2016 Images of Illinois contest. The photographs must be taken within the state of Illinois. I chose...
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The River Boyne, Leinster, Ireland

March 07, 2016 - The River Boyne is only 70 miles (112 km) long but is one of the principal rivers of Ireland. It flows through gently ro...
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Fun signs in Japan

March 04, 2016 - This is my last day to write about Japan. On Monday, I will start writing about Ireland. I would like to share some sign...
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Kabuki-za Theater, Tokyo, Japan

March 03, 2016 - The Kabuki-za Theater is located in the Ginza District. It is a beautiful old building and is in sharp contrast to the g...
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Ginza District, Tokyo, Japan

March 02, 2016 - The Ginza District is the glittering, ritzy shopping district of Tokyo. All the most upscale international shops are loc...
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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

March 01, 2016 - The Imperial Palace is still the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan and his family. It is located on an island su...
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