”Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?” ~Maurice Freehill
A very early rise on the last morning of our stay in Donegal appeared less then hopeful when I peered out of the window at a dark
I have been sharing images with you from my recent visit to Inishowen in Donegal over the last couple of weeks and I’d like to share another one with you today. However unlike the previous two images which were all by the sea todays image is very much a landscape.
I mentioned in a previous post my approach to virtual rece for locations I had not visited before, using tools such as Google Maps, Google Earth and good old Ordinance Survey Maps. Well another useful method is to track down some locals, and that’s what happened on this occasion. Through discussions with local Photographers on Google+ they helped with this particular location, called Grianan of Aileach. The main structure of this location is a stone ringfort, thought to have been built by the Uí Néill in the sixth or seventh century CE (source: Wiki). You can read more about the place at the link I provided however as it does not appear on this image the main thing to know is that it sits atop a 244 metres (801 ft) hill and has commanding 360 degree views of the country side.
While I’ll admit the main reason we stopped is so we could make some coffee, after a 5 hour straight drive, the location proved to be absolutely beautiful. And while we were there we were gifted a very short period of these amazing Crepuscular rays emerging from the dense Stratocumulus cloud cover.