Photographer's Note

As has been my wont the last three St. Patrick's Days, here is a shot of Ireland. Not the best shot of Slieve League by any means, but then it's really difficult to do these beautiful cliffs justice. They're just not automatically photogenic the way the Cliffs of Moher are. But I found them to be even more breathtaking.

If you're ever in County Donegal, these cliffs are a must-see. They're the tallest in County Donegal and the second-tallest in Ireland. At about 2,000 feet, they're over twice as tall as the Cliffs of Moher. The only thing to keep in mind is that it's extremely windy up at the top of the cliffs. I thought we were going to get blown over the edge!

County Donegal was without doubt my favorite part of Ireland. It's breathtaking, with lovely haunting mountains, pristine and picturesque beaches, and some of the most desolate stretches of open country I've ever seen. But the best part is that it gets relatively few visitors. No tour buses like in southern Ireland or around Dublin. Just you, the locals, and a handful of in-the-know tourists. It's wonderful.

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