The population of Omey Island has diminished drastically from its maximum when hundreds of people lived there in the early 19th century. By 1988 there were just three households left.
The common purple Loosestrife, predominant in the West of Ireland, loves damp and heat combined.
A solitary figure appeared from a field to my left, vaulted deftly over a gate and strode purposefully towards the strand. Was he trying to beat the tide or the squall?
Claddaghduff, Co. Galway. Held every August Bank Holiday weekend on Omey Strand. The timing depends on the tides.