Loop Head

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They may not be as high as the Cliffs of Moher, but the fact that we were the only four people anywhere in sight and they hadn’t been turned into a theme park attraction made the cliffs at Loop Head winners in my book.

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We hadn’t even heard of Loop Head but, hearing we were headed up for the Cliffs of Moher, the locals told us this would be better.

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They also gave us quite a spiel on the Church of the Little Ark…touching which would “change our lives.”  You can Google the story about this portable church used to skirt rules about Roman Catholic services held in Kilbaha.  Again, we were struck by the fact that we could just walk in and touch this artifact with no one around.

Frank's life is clearly about to change...

Frank’s life is clearly about to change…

The Cliffs of Moher were higher.

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However, they also had the feel of a Disney theme park.  There were hundreds of tourists.  There were sound systems broadcasting information.  There were vendors all over the place.  There was a wall keeping you from the cliffs!

Of course, quite few folks just ignored the “do not go here” signs and went out to the cliffs anyway.

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I preferred Loop Head.

We stayed in Galway, sampling Galway Hookers — not what you think…a truly wretched beer — at The Quay and The Spanish Arch, two great places to listen to Irish music.