I’ve lived in West Clare for over three years now. My local village is Quilty. It occurred to me the other day that I have travelled all over Ireland discovering beauty in places known and unknown but I have never photographed this tiny fishing village in my back yard.
So the other day on a fine day in early November I went for a walk around Quilty. Quilty truly is on the edge of Ireland and inextricably linked with the sea. Quaint fisherman’s cottages perched on the cliff above what can be a very stormy Atlantic. And the Our Lady Star of the Sea Church and its imposing tower is a constant reminder of the heroic rescue of the crew of the Leon XIII in 1907. The stuff of legends.
Here is a collection of images taken that day. It doesn’t need my words so I will let this photo essay speak for itself.