Ireland, 2006

Doug wanted us to go.

We had been planning our trip to Ireland for five years, but didn't want to go once Sherwood's son, Doug, found that his cancer had come back.  He was adamant, as only Doug could be, that no such change in plan should happen, insisted that we go, and that he wanted to see "lots of pictures" when we returned.  He had wanted for years to go to Ireland himself, and now needed us to go for him.  We went for him as well as for ourselves, and that function in part explains the hectic pace at which we took pictures -- and kept more than 2,400 of them.

We went in August, 2006, and this is the slide show we presented to him when we returned.  We like to think that it helped him endure, just a tiny bit, his last weeks.  He passed away on November 14th, and the family's photo tribute to him can be seen by clicking this link.

Doug's Ireland slide show is more than 450 slides in total, it is broken up here for piecemeal viewing convenience.  All images are available at much higher resolution by request.  Please send any inquiries, comments, or corrections  to Sherwood Harrington by use of this link.

Aer Lingus airbus  On our way!

Arrival at Birr.  Birr Castle Demesne bothy

Clonmacnoise high cross  Clonmacnoise, August 1st.

Clifden, August 2nd.  Connemara sunset

Diane Harrington, Aran Islands  Aran Islands, August 3rd.

Birr Castle Demesne, August 4th - 6th.  Birr Castle Demesne waterfall

Waterford glass works  Waterford & Birr, August 7th.

The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, August 8th - 10th.  Poulnabrone dolmen

Loughcrew tomb  Loughcrew passage graves, August 11th.

The Rock of Cashel, August 12th.  Rock of Cashel

Brendan Parsons, 7th Earl of Rosse  At "home" in Birr, August 13th - 14th.

Sligo and Carrowmore, August 15th.  Carrowmore dolmen, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey  Connemara, August 16th.

Connemara Pony Show, August 17th.  Connemara Pony Show, 2006

Connemara, Maumturk Mountains  Connemara back country, August 18th.

At home in the Demesne, August 19th.  Birr Castle Demesne, Bothy, peat fireplace

Birr, County Offaly, Ireland  Birr Town, August 20th.

Killarney, August 20th.  Torc waterfall, Killarney

Ring of Kerry  The Ring of Kerry, August 21st - 22nd.

Birr & Tullamore, August 23rd - 25th .  Birr, County Offaly, warehouse

County Wicklow high country  County Wicklow high country, August 26th.

Newgrange & Tara, August 27th.  Newgrange