Ireland Photo Blog: A Top Travel Experience

Killarney, Aghadoe Heights, Ireland

Killarney, Aghadoe Heights, Ireland

Ever since I’d first decided to move to the UK and London I knew I wanted to visit Ireland. It was top of my list, Scotland may have sneaked in there first, but Ireland was soon after.

I love the Irish and Scottish accents, the scenery and the lovely people. Having the chance to travel around the coast of Ireland and Northern Ireland was a fantastic opportunity.

Me, Dingle Peninsula

Me, Dingle Peninsula

Still not yet to delve into solo travels (yes this was back in 2010) I opted for a group tour. For the most part the people were pretty cool and the tour company was pretty good. That being said, moving on 6 years I generally avoid tours like the plague, but I enjoyed it in my early-mid 20s.

Ireland is utterly beautiful with its scenery. It’s chilly, but reminded me of parts of New Zealand, just a lot older with a lot more rocks! The pubs and little villages/towns gave me a taste of Irish culture, music and drinking. It was lots of fun and good times.

I’ll let these photos below describe my trip a bit more…

Burren National Park, Ireland

Burren National Park, Ireland

Ground at Burren National Park, Ireland

Ground at Burren National Park, Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Cliffs od Moher, Ireland

Cliffs od Moher, Ireland

Coumeenoole Beach, Ireland

Coumeenoole Beach, Ireland

Coumeenoole Beach, Ireland

Coumeenoole Beach, Ireland

Beehive huts, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

Beehive huts, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

Dunluce Castle, Ireland

Dunluce Castle, Ireland

Dunluce Castle, Ireland

Dunluce Castle, Ireland

Northern Ireland and the Giants Causeway

Derry, Northern Ireland

Free Derry, Northern Ireland

Moving further north Derry and Belfast were a bit of an eye opener with the unrest there at the time (and in the past). Taking a black cab tour in Belfast was worthwhile to see all the murals and graffiti as well as the wall that split the city.

Mural in Derry

Mural in Derry, Northern Ireland

Meanwhile the Giants Causeway was an incredible feat of potentially natural architecture!

It really gets your mind thinking just how did these large stones get shaped like this and in this location, so close to the sea. There are plenty of interesting stories – some more believable than others!

The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Demonstrating how tall parts of the Giants Causeway are

Demonstrating how tall parts of the Giants Causeway are

This was one of my Top Travel Experiences before I’m 30, check out more of them here »

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