Postcard from Ireland: Loher Stone Fort
May10

Postcard from Ireland: Loher Stone Fort

In County Kerry just off the N70 between Caherdaniel and Waterville, overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, stands the Loher Stone Fort. Had we not had a local friend for a guide we would never have known it even exists. It can be a bit tricky to locate but if you know what you are looking for it is worth the hunt! We found it much more interesting than Staigue Fort, besides being easier to get to, and free! As you can see, the day was...

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Postcard from Ireland: The Wishing Tree – Killary Harbour, County Galway
May09

Postcard from Ireland: The Wishing Tree – Killary Harbour, County Galway

This is a Wishing Tree in Killary Harbour in Galway’s Connemara that I stumbled across while touring the region. I just love the symbolism of these trees where people for centuries have been tying pieces of ribbons or some other small personal items as an offering to the local saint or goddess in the hope that their dreams and wishes, blessings or solace would be fulfilled. It is so moving to see the flashes of vibrant ribbons and...

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Postcard from Ireland: Stepping on to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
May08

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

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...

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Postcard from Ireland: River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon
May06

Postcard from Ireland: River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon

I took this photo while standing below the Cascades from the River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon, in County Clare. A forceful waterway, it was a great resource for the mills which were very busy many years ago. As I traveled the pathway to this view, which is captured by the camera lens, I felt as if I was walking the same pathway that my great-grandfather walked too because this was the town where raised his family until leaving...

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There’s Something About an Irish Cottage
Apr29

There’s Something About an Irish Cottage

They’re cold and damp. However, when filled with family and friends an old Irish cottage becomes one of the warmest places on Earth. Here’s a little scrapbook of few of the more derelict cottages I’ve spotted in my travels… Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Ireland: Guinness, Belfast, and the Wild Atlantic Way

He’s photographed Ireland from space, and now Commander Chris Hadfield is taking a closer look at the Emerald Isle… from the ground. His daughter has been studying in there; and when he came for a visit earlier this year, he teamed up with Irish tourism to create this series of videos covering some notable aspects of his trip. Enjoy! Wild Atlantic Way Irish Hurling Belfast Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of...

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