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Modified 23-Nov-13
Created 23-Nov-13
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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.
Pool with pondweed, Newvillage trail, Oughterard, ConnemaraLough Seecon/Unknown magenta flowerLough Seecon, east ConnemaraWhooper Swan family on L. Seecon, east ConnemaraIslets in Lough Corrib, east ConnemaraLough Corrib, Connemara, Co. GalwayLough Corrib, green pastures and golden blanket bogNear Maam Cross, ConnemaraRainbow on Maamturk MountainsThe Twelve Bens, Bencorr and Derryclare, ConnemaraThe Twelve Bens and Lough Inagh, ConnemaraThe Twelve Bens, ConnemaraRainbow, Lough Inagh and Maamturk MountainsBenbaun and Gleninagh Valley, The Twelve Bens range, ConnemaraFlank of Gleninagh valley, The Twelve Bens range, ConnemaraKylemore Abbey, ConnemaraDiamond Hill, Connemara National ParkTaking a call, LetterfrackBallynakill Harbour, Tully Mt. on right, from Diamond Hill trailView from Diamond Hill to Inishbofin island (on horizon), Connemara

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Keywords:Clifden, Connemara, Diamond Hill, Galway, Ireland, Lough Corrib, Lough Inagh, Maamturks, Sky Road, The Twelve Bens