Ireland’s third most visited place (after the Guinness Storehouse and the zoo), but probably the most iconic, is the Cliffs of Moher.
I’ve never managed to see them in the sun, but we did avoid rain-a massive plus! We saw a couple getting married there this time and all I could think was that she was one brave bride to get married outdoors in the wind and almost rain! Stunning location for a wedding though.
Next stop, Canada!
When you need to get away, you might as well get away to a totally different landscape.
The Burren, Co Clare, a karst limestone national park. It’s a bit different from the green or the sea!
One of my favourite beaches here is Inchydoney outside Clonakilty in Cork. There are two beaches or sometimes three depending on the tide.
The beach is always busy and there’re always people in the water. Plus the hotel has lovely food after a long walk!
Driving around Ireland is probably very daunting for most tourists. For 75% of the world we drive on the “wrong” side and we drive quickly on narrow roads. A good example of this is around the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren.
It’s definitely a hold-on-to-our-stomach kind of drive!
If you’re looking for the stereotypical image of Ireland, it would probably look something like this, which was taken in West Cork.
It has a lot of green, maybe not 40 shades, but quite a few! It has cows. It has a little cottage. It has hills and it has sea. It is the kind of landscape that hasn’t changed much over time, as long as you ignore the electricity poles!
The sun is back today, but it’s a chilly Sunday. Keep warm, wherever you are 🙂