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Connemara Mountains – The 12 Bens

Connemara Mountains – The 12 Bens

I wrote a post about the gorgeous beaches in Connemara a couple of weeks ago, but no visit to Connemara would be complete without also seeing some of the beautiful mountains, including the 12 Bens. When I used to live in Japan, my Japanese friends often asked me which I like better, mountains or the sea. It seems like a pretty normal question for Japanese people, but I always found it incredibly difficult to choose. I love both mountains and…

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Connemara’s Best Beaches

Connemara’s Best Beaches

As a child, I was incredibly lucky to spend most of my holidays in Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland. My mum is an artist (she is amazing!) so she’d spend the summer painting all the gorgeous views and selling them to tourists. Meanwhile my sisters, brother and I would get to visit beaches, cycle around the countryside and wander up mountains. We used to live on the opposite side of this lake. You can see it was a…

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