|The Connemara Giant. Please see the story below.|
“Fascinating Fact of the Day About Ireland”
|A sign at the entrance to Joyce’s Craft Shop and Art Gallery.|
|Paintings of the stunning local scenery.|
|Artwork made by local artists lines the walls and shelves in the store.|
We encountered many sites along the way. Today, we’re sharing the following three points of interest. More will follow in days to come.
|Although these look like bath towels, they are actually soft wool blankets. “Wool is natural. It is carbon-friendly. It is renewable. There are no animals killed or slaughtered. It’s a beautiful product!”|
Connemara Giant (as shown in the main photo with information from this site):
|As we entered Joyce’s Craft Shop and Art Gallery.|
|A massive polished Connemara stone. See more below on marble in Ireland.|
Connemara Marble (from this site):
Connemara Marble is a serpentine-rich rock, popular since ancient times as a decorative facing stone. With its ‘forty shades of green’ and its wild patterns, it represents perfectly the landscapes of the Emerald Isle. Connemara Marble inspired artists, architects, and artisans throughout the world. Jewelry and other small objects such as key rings, coasters, and crosses are also made with this unique stone.”
|A lone sheep reminds us of the valuable wool business in Connemara.|
We continue to be in awe of all the sheep everywhere, as we drive carefully on the winding roads to avoid the possibility of an unexpected encounter with a sheep, cattle, or donkey grazing on the side of the road.
Photo from one year ago today, June 24, 2018:
|For the first time, the prior night at Jabula Restaurant, we saw a Thick-Tailed Bushbaby. These are huge compared to the tiny bushbabies, the “Lesser Bushbaby,” which we see each night on the little stand where we place the little cup of fruity yogurt. For more photos, please click here.|