Back in May, at Ballyloughane, I took this picture of Ribwort Plantain. It is a plant I have known all my life but never knew the name of nor even thought about it. As a kid it uesd to grow in our garden in Arklow Co Wicklow and we would play a version of conkers with it or simply just hit each other with it. Great days and great fun. When trying to identify the plant I came accross this lovely website Wild Flowers Of Ireland which is well worth a visit.
I have not been able to identify the purple flower but enjoyed trying to take the close up picture.