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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Gougane Barra, Co. Cork

I drove down to Cork recently to spend a few nights with my parents. On Friday morning, I got up early and drove to Gougane Barra with the intention of spending a while taking some photos. Unfortunately, the heavens opened while I was driving over the mountains, and I was only able to take a handful of shots as everything was damp.

The mountains surrounding the valley were shrouded in fog and the little church sat silently on the island in the middle of the lake. Even in the middle of the pouring rain, the lake was smooth and there was such a sense of peacefulness and calm. It really is such a gorgeous spot and it reminded me strongly of maternal grandmother. Late in life, when she found it hard to walk, she loved to be driven to Gougane Barra where she would pray in the car.


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