St. Patrick’s Causeway Statue, Ireland

The statue in the above photograph was found within the grounds of Ballintubber Abbey which was founded in 1216. It marks the start of the ancient pilgrimage route to Croagh Patrick which has now been reopened as a cross-country pilgrimage and tourist trail. You can see the path goes of to the right of this statue through the field of sheep in the background. At 22 miles it wasn’t practical to do such a long walk but we did end up driving to the foot of Croagh Patrick (which is a 2,500 foot mountain) by Clew Bay.

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