I'm (finally) in the process of putting together a Blurb book from our trip to Ireland which means I'm revisiting all the photos I took during the trip. I'd say only about 1/4 of them made it onto the blog or were uploaded to Flickr so it's fun to go back and see ones that I had forgotten all about or maybe weren't the best of the bunch but were still interesting (to us). I've often mentioned how bad the weather was and I don't think unless you were there at that particular time you can quite grasp just how wet it was and how much the country was at a complete standstill while the rains came and the rivers jumped their banks. As I'm going through the photos, I came upon this one from Cahir Castle - a castle that was closed because the high winds and raging river that surrounded it made it too dangerous for people to visit. Check out just how high the river has come. Those trees - which were quite large in person - have water all the way up to the base of where the leaves start sprouting. This weather truly and utterly was no joke.