In honour of St Patrick’s Day it seems fitting to share another post about Ireland. I have previously posted about Western Ireland and travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way. One of my favourite areas along the route was Connemara.
While I didn’t see any, the region is home to the Connemara Pony. Legend has it that these horses descend from those onboard galleons of the Spanish Armada which ran aground in 1588.
The rugged coastline, mountains and peat bogs give this region a wild and exotic atmosphere. A large proportion of the local population also speak the Irish language.
It took me a ridiculous amount of tries to get this photo, and you can still barely see it. But if you look closely you can just make out a salmon jumping in the water.