Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R is for Rock of Cashel


Have you ever gasped at something so beautiful and so impressive that it is almost impossible to process?  I hope so.

My gasp AH! Moment (of the many experienced) was driving down the N8 from Dublin to Cork.  Coming over a rise and descending down: THERE.  IT.  WAS:  The Rock of Cashel.

It cannot be described with words.  To try would never capture the gasp.


rock of cashel
Ireland Visitor Site

Although the video is not narrated, it shows the sarcophagus of Brian Boru, the Chapel, the restoration of mural in progress, the spot where Chieftain Angus was baptized...

Never forget those AH! moments.  They enliven your spirit and give a new appreciation to ancient times and people.

R is for the Rock of Cashel.

I hope the video comes up on your screen.  If not, oh well.

21 comments:

  1. Wow.
    I am a beauty addict, and have aha moments often. For which I am more than grateful. And I would love to see The Rock of Cashel.

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    1. You certainly have had your AH moments, living in such place because you shared them with the blog world. Thank you for those moments.

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  2. Seeing that would sure be gasp worthy. Not sure I've ever gasped at anything

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    1. then go seek some AH! moments, Pat! Your life will be changed.

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  3. I call them magic moments and these thrills stay forever in my mind. I pray that when my memory starts to fade, those will still remain.

    When you mentioned Brian Boru, an aha moment came to me. My mom used to sing a song about him and I can almost remember her voice now. It is a wonderful way to start my day.

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    1. The stories about Brian Boru are many in Ireland. He is credited with driving back the Vikings who were established in Dublin.

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  4. This is beautiful. I love those Ah moments.

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  5. Such wonderful material for yet another story, if only I manage to live long enough... :0)

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    1. That is the crux of the matter: so many new ideas, but not the time. That is why I am working on adult quilts for my gr-daughters now, for them to have when they are in their 20s. Who know where I will be, and how I will be.

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  6. A grand tour of the rock, via video. I cannot imagine its construction. The castle, not the rock. On that thought, the geography of Ireland is as beautiful as its artifacts.

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    1. It is amazing how and who designed this structure with rudimentary understanding of construction.

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  7. I want to visit now!
    I had a moment like that the first time I saw Edinburgh.

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  8. I so want to visit one of these days! This will be going on my To See List...thanks to you. :)
    Michele at Angels Bark

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  9. Wow... it's beautiful! Wouldn't it be cool to have a time machine and be able to go back and see how life really was back then? I was completely taken by the walled city of Carcassonne, France when I visited eons ago. It was like stepping back in time!

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  10. This is so romantic looking. I can visualize the Aha! moment. I had that when I saw St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna when I was a kid. I also had it when I first set my eyes on Venice-all of Venice is an AHA! moment

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  11. The ancestral family home is it?
    Imagine trying to keep that warm in the winter!
    It is beautiful and the video played nicely.
    When I was about six I used to want to live in a castle with a whole room all to myself and that room would be pink.

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  12. How pretty. The views are stunning.

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  13. I saw a sunrise once that stuck with me. I'm sure there are others, that one instantly came to mind.

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  14. Wow that is really pretty! I would love to visit someday!
    TheFrogLady

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!