Postcard from Ireland: Stepping on to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrimn

I snapped this photo just before I took my first step on the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in Northern Ireland. I’m not a fan of heights, but it was a long walk from the visitor’s parking lot to the bridge, so I felt compelled to make the crossing.

The return trip was actually scarier than the initial crossing because the bridge seemed to bounce more and the rocks below looked more jagged. Fortunately, the weather was great and the winds were calm that day. A visit to the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge is a must-do while visiting Northern Ireland–even if you’re afraid of heights.

Charles — Wailuku, Hawaii

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  1. I had to cross the bridge all by myself. I was there this summer with my mother who wouldn’t get out of the car! She didn’t want to cross and she didn’t want to see me cross it either! What a thrill, but it would have been better with company!

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  2. did you know Carrick a Rede has a song? written by Irish American musician Cathie Ryan, a fine analogy of love’s risks and crossing that bridge. it is on her album Somewhere Along the Road.

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