Spent some time in Monasterboice this afternoon with friends who wanted to take pictures of the High Crosses.
Whilst we were there 2 coaches arrived. Amongst the visitors, people walked over graves, stood on grave edges to get better pictures and didnt seem to have any respect for the sacred place they were standing. Before they arrived, there were two ladies praying at a fresh grave. We were the only 6 people there at the time and the peaceful, tranquil setting was fitting for these ladies grieving. Thankfully they had left when these people stood on the grave for their photo opportunities. It took me all in my power not to say something to them (sorry now I didn't - but I got one of those "looks" from himself). It's annoying me since.
Although a lot of traditions are dying in Ireland, we still have respect for our dead and where they are interred. Please, guests of our country - could you do so to?