Emer McLysaght: Words of wisdom from a misguided geography nerd

If it’s information about ox-bow lakes and terminal glacial moraines you’re looking for, then you’ve landed in the right geographical space

13th June, 2021
Emer McLysaght: Words of wisdom from a misguided geography nerd
Killary Harbour in Connemara which, as we all know, is Ireland’s only fjord

I spent last weekend in Connemara, that beautiful part of Galway where the landscape is breathtaking and also hosts an incredibly high concentration of both petrol stations and bottle banks. They’re dotted among the mountains, boulders, lakes, beautiful and rugged coastline, wild flora and fauna and, of course, Ireland’s only fjord, Killary Harbour.

I find it difficult to get within 50 kilometres of Connemara without “Ireland’s only fjord!” bubbling out of...

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