The Irish county also contains amazing little villages such as Fanore, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna (famous for it's batchelor festival).

The areas of great natural beauty exist because the entire area is made from limestone. This means that there are many caves. As I am noding this I have heard that a caver from University College Dublin is injured and trapped in one of these caves. His four compnions have been rescued but they are still trying to extract the injured person. Sitting in New York this is a little unsettling, many of the cavers from this club are good friends of mine. I shall have to make a call in the morning to see if this is one of my friends. UCD caving club lost three of it's member in a caving accident back in 1994, two of whoom I knew fairly well.

Sun Nov 26 13:35:49 EST 2000
Just phoned home this morning, one of my friends was in the cave but in uninjured, all have been rescued safely, only injury one busted leg, Hooray !!