The rugged coastline, with its sheer cliffs ravished by booming, white-crested waves, are common sights depicting the wild Irish coastline. However, the real Ireland is all about cows.
Grianán of Aileach (Fortress of the Sun) is a wonderful sixth century stone fort, which sits atop a 244 metre high hill in Burt, Co. Donegal. As an angst-ridden teenager it was my own fortress of solace. Revisiting the site this year left me with new feelings.
Listen to Patsy-Dan Rodgers – the King of Tory, and a fine accordian player and artist – regale you with tales of the island in the Club Sóisialta (social club); sing and dance with the locals at a ceilidh or explore the nooks and crannies of the island that hold secrets of the past.