Athlone is a town in central Ireland. The medieval Athlone Castle offers views from its battlements, plus displays on local history. South of town, along the River Shannon, the early Christian ruins of Clonmacnoise include a cathedral and 7 churches. To the north, vast Lough Ree is dotted with islands, some housing monastic ruins. Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park has a ring fort, a forge and rich birdlife.
The Cliffs of Moher are located just south of the Village of Doolin in Co Clare Ireland. Rising slowly from Doolin they ascend to over 700 feet (213 metres) stretching south for nearly five miles (8km) to Hags head. The drive from Galway is a winding sweeping road with beauticul sights that surround you for every mile. The cliffs are Ireland's premier tourist attraction and a must see for anyone visiting Ireland.
Playing around with some editing techniques from an image I toke on a visit back home to Ireland. This was shot at the monastery of Clonmacnoise which is situated in County Offaly, Ireland on the River Shannon south of Athlone. Clonmacnoise was founded in 544 by St. Ciarán, a young man from Rathcroghan, County Roscommon. Being a Winnipeg wedding photographer living away from home, family and friends I always love to get back home either in person or through some of the images I have shot over the years. If you are ever in Ireland this is a wonderful place to go and visit.
For more information about the monastery of Clonmacnoise, have a read about it on Wikipedia here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clonmacnoise