My favorite little shop in Ireland -- The Rock Shop -- in Liscannor, County Clare, between Lehinch and Doolin. This actually is the front of the lovely place, which sells all manner of stones, crystals and jewelry.
Only 5 km. from the Cliffs of Moher, it's also a popular tourist stop, right on the coast with views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Liscannor has an interesting history. John P. Holland, the inventor of the modern submarine, was born there in 1841.
His designs were used first by the British and Japanese naval fleets, but they initially were rejected by the U.S. Navy, in their infinite wisdom, as "a fantastic scheme of a civilian landsman." The U.S. Navy now has at least 70 submarines in its fleet...
November 18th, 2014
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