We traveled to Connemara in west Galway in the west of Ireland. We were lucky with weather as typically in November low pressure systems and associated fronts are stacked up in the Atlantic ocean off Ireland waiting to come onshore. In November, the purple moorgrass (Molinia) has turned a rich golden colour. In addition, the November sun remains low in the sky all day, giving a "golden hour" effect all day long (assuming it is not overcast). This low sun enhances the golden colour of the blanket bog and mountainsides. As a result I got a different picture of Connemara than I was used to; maybe there is more Molinia than there used to be. The clear days gave great views over the coastlines and the Twelve Bens mountain range.
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Keywords:Clifden, Connemara, Diamond Hill, Galway, Ireland, Lough Corrib, Lough Inagh, Maamturks, Sky Road, The Twelve Bens