This photo of the famous megalithic tomb, known as Poulnabrone Dolmen, near Ballyvaughn in County Clare, Ireland was taken by me in September 2007, with a point-and-shoot camera. Thought to be around 5,000 years old, it is a spectacular monument to Ireland’s lost pagan history. Magnificently rising out of the surrounding barren landscape, known as The Burren, it is a place of wonder and awe-inspiring quiet.
My friend, Christin, and I rented a car for a week and wandered around Ireland, with a reserved hotel room every night in a specific city. So while we had specific destinations in mind for every evening, we spent our days deciding which adventure to attempt in the surrounding countryside. Two silly girls from California, driving on the wrong side of the road in a car with no GPS, using only a map, we were often lost and this was one of those times.
We wanted to see it (Poulnabrone), were hoping to find it and just as we thought we had missed it and were hopelessly lost, it appeared before our eyes! The universe aligning, yet again, reinforcing this quote, “believe you can and you’re halfway there.” An awesome sight, an awesome day, an awesome trip, an awesome memory!
I’ve written a rather lengthy travelogue of that incredible trip to magical Ireland and readers can read it here: An Irish Blessing (or two)…
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
(other posts with pictures of Ireland)