Exploring Ireland

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I have finally found the time to look through all my photos from my trip to Ireland. Those two weeks I managed to explore so many towns and attractions – starting from the coastal villages near Dublin, continuing with the Wicklow mountains and Glendalough, passing through Dublin and then going to Carlow and Killkeny. If every artist has a muse, I have to say that mine is Ireland.

My first week we had dinner in the fishing village of Skerries, North of Dublin, and I witnessed this beautiful sunset.

 

Skerries rocky coast

The Gladstone Inn, Skerries

sunset at Skerries harbor

During the weekend we stayed in a village in the Wicklow mountains and visited Glendalough.

 

Glendalough

Glendalough monastic city sign

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roofless stone church Glendalough

Glendalough Upper lake

Glendalough Upper lake

Glendalough craft shop

It was nice to visit Dublin again, only briefly this time.

 

Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

Dublin

pub beer sign

brick buildings Dublin

Old Storehouse Dublin

ornate street lantern Dublin

We stayed  at a Bed and Breakfast in the Midlands town of Carlow for a  few days.

 

Wellington bridge Carlow

Tully's bar Carlow

Corcoran's bar Carlow

street in Carlow

From Carlow we travelled to Kilkenny at the end of our stay. Killkenny with Kilkenny Castle was the highlight of our visit.  We toured the medieval castle at the heart of this city-which has been carefully restored to much of its medieval splendour. It is situated in acres of beautiful parkland, which lends to the ambience of the place.

 

Kilkenny Castle and flowers

Willoughby's cafe Kilkenny

window with flowers in Kilkenny

Smithwick's brewery, Kilkenny

Serendipity boutique Kilkenny

Kilkenny street

Kyteler's Inn Kilkenny

paintings for sale in Kilkenny

Kilkenny castle

Kilkenny castle statue

Kilkenny castle rose garden

bride and bridesmaids at Kilkenny castle

bride and groom at Kilkenny castle

Kilkenny castle gate

Kilkenny castle grass fields

 

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