The first photographs I took were on a school trip to Connemara in 1985. I just noticed that it was exactly 30 years ago today that we started the trip.
14 May 1985
Climbing one of theÂ Twelve BensÂ on the first day of the trip. To say that we were unprepared would be an understatement!
Chris point the way to an unimpressed Chris. John looks nonplussed.
The wind and rain was quite brutal. Unfortunately, we were nowhere near the top at this point.
This was the top of the mountain. Now looking relieved to a downward stroll.
Engaging in some spiritual reflection on the way down.
15 MayÂ 1985
Nice weather on the one day that we didn’t climb any mountains.
Patrick posing at the Alcock and Brown memorial
16 MayÂ 1985
Ben LetteryÂ Youth Hostel
The final photo after an exhausing and we climb on the last day of the trip.