Red marks the spot of Glencolumbkille, Co. Donegal
1 km to Glencolumbkille (Gleann Cholm Cille)
Gleann Cholm Cille = Valley of St Columba
Glencolumbkille from the south
Glencolumbkille - mouth of River Murlin
The church of St Columba (1828)
... but better sideways on
Arnold Bax slept here
(first-floor corner room to the left of the capital R)
Traditional fiddle music can be heard here
Bax sometimes lodged here, just down the road from Roarty's
Folk museum, Glencolumbkille
Just outside the folk museum (beyond the pale!)
One of 15 stations of the cross
Sliabh Liag (Slieve League), south east of Glencolumbkille
Donegal Bay from Ethna's guest house "Innishduff"
St John's Point lighthouse
The old man of the sea (Graham), at St John's Point
Carracastle, Co. Mayo, informs my vision of Moy Mell (The Happy Plain),
Bax's two-piano tone-poem that I never tire of hearing
Carracastle, scene of megalithic tombs
Carracastle. (Megalithic rice pudding, top left)
Lough Gill, Co. Sligo
Here (at Drumcliff) lies W B Yeats, the source of Bax's celticism
Benbulben from Drumcliff, Co. Sligo
A more imposing view of Benbulben
"From Dusk till Dawn"
Barbara and David (right) meet Barbara's Irish cousins
Terry and Eric at Limerick
Ring of Kerry
Foynes aircraft museum
They knew a thing or two about space...
...in those more enlightened days of air travel
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Bax and Moeran pubbed together here at Kenmare.
(The cream-coloured corner bit with the red door
was until recently designated "Moeran's Bar")
In 1950 Moeran fell from the pier at Kenmare,
having apparently suffered a heart attack
The fatal falling point
He was buried in Kenmare churchyard...
...and "rests in the mountain country which he loved so well" (Epitaph)
David Parlett reflects on Moeran's music
Ruins at Kenmare churchyard
Pit-stop en route to Bantry
On the way to Bantry
The home of "Æ", within easy reach of Bax's house in Dublin.
Æ was the pen-name of George William Russell (1867 – 1935),
the Irish Nationalist critic, poet, painter and mystical writer.
"Yeovil", Bax's Dublin home at 17 Rathgar Avenue
Bax completed "The Garden of Fand" in the study on the right
Point of Kinsale, visited by Bax
the night before he died
And it all ended in Cork