I Love Gort!
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Gort, what a great name for a great place! A friend of mine had mentioned that there was a very cool place called the Burren in Gort and was definitely worth the time to get there if you were near the Cliffs of Moher. Since we were close by in Doolin, we figured why not? Technically it was on our way back to
Going the way we ended up going made it so it wasn’t really that close, partly because we too a wrong turn…again. The road on the map told us to go straight. Straight ended up taking us to a road that would be used for the locals to get to their houses and farms.
Something worth noting that I really enjoyed while traveling in
When we got lost trying to get to Gort for the second time, we came upon a man walking from his farm.
The roads to Gort were probably the worst we would encounter on our trip around
After following the man’s directions from earlier, we came upon the road he told us that would be hard to find. There in the distance were stonewalls and several old structures, including a tall tower. We parked the car and were delighted to see that this area is so far out that there wasn’t anybody else there. Towards the end we ran into a few people from
I can’t even express how amazing this site is, the pictures I took don’t do it justice. The Burren or rather the Kilmacduagh is a set of ruins of a 7th century monastic site and is made up of several different structures including the most notable, the large tower which stand at 110 feet.
At times, standing in the surrounding fields of The Burren I felt as if I was in a time warp. The only thing that would bring a person back to reality was a modern home that is across the street, who I assume is the owner of the land.
Around The Burren the only thing that could be heard was the wind, birds and a random sheep bleating. Looking at the surrounding area made me feel it was as if we had never moved past the Seventh Century which was amazing, but a little eerie as well as it puts your short life into perspective. For me, it was one of those moments where I just felt so insignificant, but yet so full of joy and very blessed.
I don’t know how long we stayed at The Burren and to tell you the truth I didn’t care.
It was overcast the day that we went, but in my mind I was already planning the day I would be able to return and see the sunset at this spot. I can’t even imagine how amazing that would be, but I hope to find out one day.
When we left it was hard to focus on the map that would lead us towards