Welcome to my view of Ireland, land of great beauty, loving people and lots of magic!
The above two photos were my first sights on day one. Pretty amazing huh? We spent a lot of time in the car on this trip but I didn’t drive so I got to visually take in every square km we passed and I honestly wouldn’t have done it any other way.
Once out of the larger cities, the country really opens up. For a few km you will be looking at soft, green, rolling hills dotted with grazing sheep and then you will descend into a valley housing a lovely seaside village. I could not get over always seeing high country right beside the ocean. Being a mountian/ocean lover, it was like the best of both worlds for me.
It is no wonder to me why producers on shows such as Vikings and Game of Thrones choose this breathtaking country as a backdrop. A country steeped in so much history and lore begs to bring to life fictional places such as Westeros.
And speaking of shows such as Vikings and Game of Thrones, the following images are from locations that (via various actor Twitter feeds) I know were used in while filming 🙂
If you remember back (way back) to the post before my trip, you may recall my Twitter exchange with Vikings/Copper/Sons of Anarchy actor Donal Logue. He has continued to impress me because upon my return, I tweeted him a photo from the place he suggested I go (Ring of Kerry) and not only did he respond BUT he retweeted to specific individuals. It not only blew my mind but made me overjoyed to have something like this to share with you all.
This post was very few of words but there is nothing I can say that will do this place the justice it deserves. I only hope my images begin to give you some idea of just how magical Ireland is.
I hope you enjoyed my Ireland.
Oh, all of the images are ones that I took personally which is why there were no sources sited 🙂