Tag Archive for Ireland

Friday Photo: Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick Statue in Co. Meath

I wanted to use a picture from Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland for this week’s Friday Photo, but I couldn’t. The weather was awful (surprise!) and I couldn’t afford a fancy DSLR back then. By the time March rolled around,…

Friday Photo: Driving in Ireland

Irish country road

When people tell me they want to drive around Ireland on their vacation, I show them this picture – or any number of pictures I have that look exactly like this. This is a typical small-town, two-way Irish road. Oh sure,…

Newgrange

At first glance, Newgrange makes very little sense. It looks like nothing more than a dome overgrown with grass. The stone etchings surrounding the building appear too perfect to be truly ancient. The entire structure seems like it was modeled…

Cobh

Cobh boat ramp

If you’re lucky enough to visit on a warm and sunny day, the picturesque Irish town of Cobh (pronounced “Cove”) might seem downright tropical. This harbor town boasts pastel-colored buildings, palm trees, sailboats, outdoor seating, and nautical motifs in abundance.…

Kilkenny

The city of Kilkenny is the type of place most people expect to see when they visit Ireland. It has ancient stone walls, medieval alleyways, arched bridges over the River Nore, a stunning cathedral, and one of the nicest castles…