Photo Album Index - Ireland's Dingle Peninsula, March 2002

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WELCOMING COMMITTEE: Dairy cattle block narrow road near Tralee

Farmers use dogs to help move herds and flocks between pastures in Southwest Ireland

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* Betty Nolan overlooks wide beach at Inch that attracts many walkers, occasional surfers

* Betty by daffodils lining stone wall at Dingle Skellig Hotel

* Lewis Nolan near Slaudeen and Hussey's Folly at mouth of Dingle Harbor

* Betty by nets on busy wharf at Dingle, whose sturdy boats fish the Atlantic Ocean
Fishery was so important in 17th C. that Queen Elizabeth I had a wall built around the village

* Lewis with 1 of 4 Irish soldiers guarding arrival/pickup of Dingle bank's cash
The sergeant said 20 cash-hungry, terrorist groups operate in the Republic of Ireland

* Betty with Sean Daly, proprietor and craftsman at Dingle Crystal Ltd.
She holds one of a set of "Celtic Flame" pattern glasses she purchased

* Lewis (right) with golfing partner David Callaghan of Dublin at Cheann Sibeal links

Lewis on Clogher Head Beach where waves crash into rocks of towering headland

Opening scenes from Tom Cruise movie "Far and Away" shot on Clogher Head

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* Betty with Great Blasket Island Center, village of Dunquin in background

* Lewis and Betty enjoy rare sunny and mild afternoon on Slea Head Drive

* Lewis at entrance to Dun Beag, ancient promontory fort built by Celts

* Betty by traditional currach fishing boat during revisit to shoreline pub at Ballydavid

* Betty with typically friendly Irish dog by racks for coal, peat at store near Ballyferriter

* Lambing season at its peak in late March near Brandon Creek near Ocean

* Betty by memorial where Irish believe St. Brendan set sail to discover America

Betty near ruins of 12th C. Kilmalkedar Church near St. Brendan's monastery

Church cemetery contains ancient and recent graves marked by Celtic crosses

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* Betty by stone pillar containing Celtic Ogham writing that is centuries old
Her silver neck pendant has her name inscribed in the ancient "line letters"

* Lewis and Betty by small waterfall near top of Connor Pass
Some narrow stretches of treacherous roadway are only one car wide

* Lewis at low tide on Fermolye Strand near Castlegregory during warm afternoon

* Lewis with store's muzzles, racing silks, other greyhound equipment at Abbyfeale

* Betty by blooming forsythia outside thatch "show hut" at picturesque Adare

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