It's a rainy Easter Sunday in Connemara. I walked out in the rain to take some pictures and nearly blew away in the wind. For the most part we stuck around the house and watched River Cottage, Top Gear and some mystery shows. We drove into town to do a bit of shopping and had a pretty relaxing day.
Apparently you can't buy beer on Good Friday. Some kind of law in Ireland bans alcohol sales today.
Lots of people think it's a needless ban. I mean, come on... you can still buy a pack of smokes at the corner shop, but you can't buy a beer? I see. So the Irish lawmakers think it's fine to destroy your lungs, but not your liver on certain days of the year. I'm just bummed because I had a crappy day and I wanted to get a beer after work. Then I come to the shop and find this; the beer aisle has curtains over it.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! We are in Connemara this weekend. My awesomer half and I have a book called Sacred Ireland that is full of megalithic sites, stone circles, and old friaries. We visited the Moyne graveyard and in County Mayo and Annaghkeen Castle in County Galway today.
An early Christian graveyard in Co. Mayo (approx. 8th century)