Rural Ireland. W B Yates' correspondence to J M Synge Children at Aran Islands Derry's Bogside District with IRA slogans W B Yates' "the Fiddler of Dooney" A street musician An anti-Clinton abortion protestor in Dublin The surveillance tower at Derry A political mural in Derry Dublin's Ha'penny bridge and Windingstair bookstore The horse loving tradition in Ireland The Cliff of Moher. W B Yates' poem Irish high crosses Aran Islands' burial tradition The unique landscape of Aran Islands Another Aran Islands landscape Kylemore Abbey The Bus Eireann Station at Tralee The Trinity College in Dublin A butcher's shop in Killkenny Sunrise at the Irish Sea and the ode to Ireland
Under the Christmas lighting and in front of the historical landmark, the General Post Office, an anti-abortion Dubliner targets the US president's abortion policy. As the country moves toward the 21th century, the Irish attitudes toward sex have quietly changed. On the official level, the Irish for the first time has to vote on the issue of legalization of abortion. On the individual level, I have witnessed in the back row of a Bus Eireann en route to Galway that a young couple overly involved in intimate acts which could easily be accused of public indecency in the US. "One night", writes the National Geographic writer Richard Conniff, "I attended a play recalling an Irish mother of the 1950s who sewed rosary beads onto her daughter's underwear, to protect her from sin. Soon after I heard about a 1990s mother sending her 16-year-old son of to the Continent. She sewed small pockets for condoms into his clothing to protect him from AIDS". (National Geographic, Vol. 186, No. 3)