Ireland (Part 2)

The Ring of Kerry
Scenic drive along the southwestern coast











Charlie Chaplin Statue in Waterville, Ireland
Charlie often went there for vacation and relaxation.

The tombstone above says:

CHARLIE CHAPLIN
FEAR NA SCANNAN CARA AN CHOIREAIN
A CHAITH BLIANTA SHONA INAR MEASC.
FOR THE MAN WHO MADE THE MOVIES
SPEAK IN THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS
CHARLIE SPENT MANY YEARS IN OUR
MIDST AS A WELCOME AND HUMBLE
GUEST AND FRIEND TO MANY.
THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED BY
SCULPTOR ALAN RYAN HALL.
IT WAS FUNDED BY THE GENEROSITY
OF JOSEPHINE CHAPLIN AND BY
THE EU LEADER PROGRAMME.

I.R.D. WATERVILLE,
OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATION
INITIATED THIS PROJECT
WHICH WAS UNVEILED IN JULY 1998.





















Medieval Dinner with Entertainment
at Knappoque Castle near Limerick, Ireland








Serving Mead
What is Mead?  Mead is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by fermenting
a solution of honey and water, malt, and yeast.  Many women love it.





Ken Klein in jail temporarily for mischievous behavior







Deaf King Richard Drake
 














King Richard knighted Mack







Cliffs of Moher
Ireland's most visited natural attraction with a magical vista









O'Brien's  Tower



Knock, Ireland



Ireland's National Marian Shrine







Sligo, Ireland



Our Clarion Hotel, the former Saint Columbas Lunatic Asylum
We did not have any meeting face to face with ghosts overnight . . . to our much relief!!!



A big castle on isolated location with beautiful coast





Local pub













Belleek, Northern Ireland



Crossed briefly into Northern Ireland to visit Belleek Pottery
The factory produces porcelain that is charactized by its thinness, slightly iridescent surface
and that the body is formulated with a significant proportion of frit.
Frit means a fused mixture of materials used to make glass.
 




$25,000 vase


 


Each leaf, flower, harp and Irish Wolfhound is created and joined by hand -- even every bead



Londonderry or Derry, Northern Ireland
The Walled City . . . stopped there for lunch



Guildhall like city hall
 


Wall with entrance gate (4 of them)  . . . This is Shipquay Gate





The Peace Bridge







Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
An area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption























Belfast, Northern Ireland
Long history of Catholic-Protestant Conflicts



Political mural painting





Political mural painting at the Protestant side



Placards at the Catholic side



The Titanic ship was built there in 1912.



RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912
after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City
 


The Queen's University of Belfast



That's all, Folks!!