Sights and Scenery Around the Emerald Isle

North, South, East, and West–Ireland is one of the most photogenic places in the whole world…

… uniquely blessed with a natural beauty and history that is quintessentially Irish… not to mention all vibrant man-made colors that will delight you along the way. Let’s go!


Westport…


The Burren…

Spanish Point

Sligo


Saint Bridget’s Well



Portmagee, gateway to the Skelligs

Newgrange…



Kinsale…

Kilorglin

Kilmacduagh, literally “church of Duagh’s son”, is a fascinating monastic site which dates back to the establishment of an abbey there in the seventh century. Consisting of several church ruins, a leaning round tower, and cemetery this special place is at once both haunting and serenely beautiful.

In the Church at Kilmacduagh: “Pray for the soul of James Mulane and his wife Sarah Laughnane, who made this tomb for them & their reposter 1709”.
The atmosphere at dusk is other-worldly, and seems to summon the memories of all those who have lived and died here since ancient times.

A taste of the Wild Atlantic Way…


Glendalough


Giant’s Causewaty, County Ulster (Northern Ireland)


Galway…


Dunguarie Castle…


The postcard shot in Doolin…

McGann’s: Great Food, Trad, and Craic

Dingle…


Croagh Patrick (Frank’s done his penance to the summit three times!)


Cashel…


Blessed with an uncommonly perfect weather day, I had the pleasure and privilege of summiting Carrauntoohil, the centerpiece of the MacGillicuddy’s Reeks, and at 3,400 feet elevation, the highest peak in Ireland.

The aptly named devil’s staircase follows the line where shadow meets unlight.
For a moment, the highest man in Ireland!
A heartstone for Agnes O’Sullivan

County Donegal…


Inishmore

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