Friday, August 23, 2013

The White Island

My wife and I visited the White Island of Lower Lough Erne this week. I tried to reach it 20 years ago, but the ferry from Castle Archdale was not running while we were there. But it was running this week, and for the paltry sum of 4 pounds each we were taken to the island.  

Mounted on the wall of the ruined church is a set of carved stones; the one on the far left a Shiela-na-gig (second photo). It was a great to finally see the stones up close, great that is, until one of the large fleet of rental cruisers motoring around the lough docked at the island and a swarm of German tourists stormed ashore. 

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