Category: Off the Beaten Path

Gougane Barra – St. Finbarr’s Oratory

As I approached the access to the tiny island, the only sound was the soft crunch of my footsteps on the loose gravel.  The day was sunny and warm; the crystal azure sky turned the glacial lake a deep, almost

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Hidden Jewels: Loch Gur, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Although I’d heard of Loch Gur and known about it for some time, I had never visited it.  However, prompted by Michael Quinlan, a local author and historian who happened to be the guide on our recent trip, I knew

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