Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Virtual Paintout December - in County Clare, Ireland

Spanish Point Rinn na Spáinneach - County Clare
This is my regular monthly plug for the Virtual Paintout.  This month the paintout is in County Clare.  As always the Virtual Paintout post explains the rules which must be observed if you want to participate. 

The key things you need to do are:
  • the image has to be at a resolution of 72 and no larger than 1000 pixels on the widest side
  • each artist must now include the URL of the location that the artwork is based upon

Wikipedia has rather less to say about County Clare than I was expecting however the map is very helpful for indicating which bits of Google Street View you can view.  Basically it's everything above and nothwest of the River Shannon.

Here's are some Places in County Clare from a website which is keen to portray what's there.
The place I find intriguing is The Burren with its 90 odd megalithic tombs.

Another place which is interesting to view is Spanish Point (see top) which is where many of the ships from the Spanish Aramada were wrecked in stormy weather in 1588.  According to Wikipedia Those who escaped from their sinking ships and made it safely to land were executed by Sir Turlough O'Brien of Liscannor and Boethius Clancy, High Sheriff of County Clare.

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