This dolmen is well known and sits among the limestone landscape. In ‘The Keepers of Eire’ Shannon and her dragon Tara are murdered here.
I tried to lodge in Galway City, but had no luck and headeed to Clifden (about 1 1/2 hours northwest) instead. Stayed at a lovely place: Ben Breen House B & B just on the outskirts of Clifden and went to Cleggan (a tiny fishing village 7km away) for dinner. I had a open faced crab meat sandwich and a Guinness. Talked with several blokes from England here on holiday to fish. We joked about how one of the guys went flying across the cabin during a particularily nasty swell (one bloke even had a short video on his mobile phone-all you could see was the guy’s red jacket fly from one side of the cabin to the other).
Yes, I finally stopped on the road to photograph sheep.
Stopping on the roads is extremely dangerous. First, the roads are very narrow, some can barely contain one car at a time widthwise. Second, the speed at which drivers traverse these roads- 80-100km/hr. Many times when two cars pass, these are only inches separating the mirrors. Thus the reason for extra car insurance.