Rock Wall, Black Head No.1
Black Head wall the Burren landscape photo
“No chaos of rock. A karstic plain. A stone pasture. A sheltering sky burnishes.”
– SJ Mannion
The Burren, in northwest County Clare, is one of the largest stone landscapes in Europe. Shaped by nature and many generations of Irish farmers, the Burren is both unique and beautiful. A place rich with historical and archaeological sites.
This photograph was taken while traveling around the Burren with my good friend Shane Conneelly. It was a lovely but extremely hazy day. Towards evening we climbed Black Head, located near Fanore. There is an ancient stone fort at the top and some of the oldest stone walls in Ireland form separating boundaries on the fields of stone. As sunset approached the hazy light turned surreal. The ocean reflected the colour of the sky, the horizon almost disappeared and the division between earth and sky became unclear.
– Enda Cavanagh