Our last stop of the day was Cnoc Suian, a restored 17th-century Connemara hill-village. We learned about the rich ancient Irish culture through music, stories and poetry. After a soda bread making demonstration and an explanation of the boglands and harvesting peat we learned a bit about Irish music, even joining in a "lilt" (singing nonsense syllables) and 8 brave souls attempted a Ceili (a traditional folk dance).
No one expected Great Britain to vote to leave the EU! So we awoke to an incessant stream of news announcing the news. Confusion reigns. Northern Irish, Scots and Welch voted overwhelmingly against leaving. They want to remain part of the EU, perhaps even more than they want to be part of Great Britain. We may see more referendums for these countries to leave GB. Ireland, though 2 separate countries, has socially/culturally become one in recent years. Since the Republic (Southern) Ireland is still in the EU and Northern is not easy border crossings, emigration between the areas, employment and even shopping will be a thing of the past. We live in interesting times....
In spite of the political news we headed of to the stunning, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher. We hoped for for awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic and the Aran Islands, but fog and rain limited our vistas. The legendary winds were out in full force making it difficult to even move our legs forward as we faced the wind.
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