i like to trek down to the rine every few days. it's quite a bit of a hike from both my house and the college, but i think it's definitely worth it once you're there. the rine is the thin bit of land (partially visible on the map photo below) that stretches out into the bay. it's a great mix of wet sand, sand dunes, grass, and tons and tons of smooth, holey rocks. i like to walk out to the very tip of it. once in a while someone will be out there somewhere letting their dog run around, but for the most part it's completely deserted. so peaceful! here are a few photos of a trip i made there last tuesday in the late afternoon.
the mountains of connemara were visible that day!