February 2005
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Fusiliers Arch, commemorating the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who died in the Boer War, which is the main entrance to St Stephen's Green, Dublin.

St Stephen's Green, a park in Dublin.

The wind plays with a water fountain in St Stephen's Green, Dublin.

Grafton street, Dublin.

Grafton street, Dublin.

A main street in Dublin.

A main street in Dublin.

Temple Bar district, Dublin.

Temple Bar district, Dublin.

A small village in Wicklow County, south of Dublin.

On our drive south from Dublin we passed many old ruins in farm fields, like this one.

An old graveyard in a farm field, south of Dublin.

South of Dublin we passed fields with sheep and stone walls.

Wicklow county, the highest waterfall (122 metres) in the British Isles. A very cold windy day!

Wicklow County waterfall.

Wickow County waterfall.

Asking for directions!

Brittas Bay, eastern coastline south of Dublin. Braving the cold for our traditional 'adventure photo'.

Brittas Bay.

Brittas Bay, sand blown by the wind skims across the beach.

Brittas Bay.

Brittas Bay.

The Irish Sea pounds the coastline, south of Dublin.

Town of Arklow, south of Dublin on the eastern coast.

Arklow; standing in front of The Bridge Hotel, our accomodation on Sunday night.

Selskar Abbey (founded in 1190) tower, Wexford town.

Selskar Abbey.

Selskar Abbey.

Standing inside the remains of Selskar Abbey, Wexford.

South of Arklow, Wexford County.

Thatched-roof house, Kilmore Quay.

Thatched-roof house, Kilmore Quay, a small rural fishing village.

Beach near Kilmore Quay.

Joe in our hire car on the ferry from Ballyhack, Wicklow County to Passage East, Waterford County.

Joe paying the ferry operator.

Village of Ballyhack, with its castle, a 15th century tower house; from the car-ferry - Ballyhack to Passage East.

The ferry approaches the village of Passage East, Waterford County.

The main street in the village of Passage East, Waterford County.

A street in Waterford.

A street in Kilkenny.

Jerpoint Abbey, stone carvings on a tombstone in the church.

Jerpoint Abbey. The Abbey is among the finest of Ireland's medieval ecclesiastical ruins.

Jerpoint Abbey. The Abbey may has started as a Benedictine foundation, but the Cistercian monks established themselves here in 1180.

Jerpoint Abbey. The ruins are laid out according to a typical Cistercian plan; a church, Chapter house, kitchen, dormitory around a square cloister.

Jerpoint Abbey. Most of the existing structure dates from 1180.

The cloister of Jerpoint Abbey is decorated with interesting carvings.

Jerpoint Abbey, located on the N9, 2 kilometres south of Thomastown, Kilkenny County.

Jerpoint Abbey, a tomb inside the Church.

Jerpoint Abbey.

Jerpoint Abbey.

Jerpoint Abbey.

Jerpoint Abbey.