Clambering among the ruins of an Abbey set in a treeless rocky landscape brought to mind the dedication of generations of monks. Beauty in simplicity and faithfulness.
Stopping at an ancient stone burial monument in the moonscape-like Burren suggested the innate care that humans should have for each other, in life and death.
A brilliantly clear day at the Cliffs of Moher were a distinctly unsubtle reminder of the grandeur of creation.
The lovely Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul in Ennis was the site of our Mass today. It is a graced experience to pray together.
And finally, we ended the evening at a restaurant with our very own Irish music and dancing group entertaining us. Ah, the joy of good food, talent expressed and yes, a reason to toast, "Slainte!" Beauty in emerging friendships and shared joy.