The castle was being renovated when we got there. A bit disappointing considering pictures I would have liked to take however it was still magnificent and impressive. It’s called by many names among them: Rock of Cashel, St. Patrick’s Rock, Carraig Phádraig or Cashel of the Kings. It is said to be a place where St. Patrick converted Aenghus the King of Munster.
We didn’t know Cahir Castle will be closed for maintenance until March 2015 so on a lovely sunny day in March we headed down to Cork and Cahir. Yes the castle was closed and the Swiss Cottage was closed. Bad luck. Both sights look amazing even if you can’t go inside.
Howth is located on the peninsula of Howth Head north from Dublin. You can get there by DART from Dublin Connolly station. If the weather is nice it’s a lovely spot for a day out, picnic and even swimming.
The free family spectacle is set to light up Dublin’s iconic locations – Barnardos Square, Trinity College and Wolfe Tone Square – with cutting edge 3D displays from 5pm each evening from 30th December 2014 to 1 January 2015.
Barnardos Square (Dame Street) will become a magical canvas, animated each day by a myriad of fabulous fairy tale characters and vibrant landscapes. This bespoke interactive installation is a super family experience where the audience will become the story teller, allowing children to create their very own Fairytale from a pick ‘n’ mix menu of well known fairy tale scenarios. With all of your favorite characters and happy endings to choose from this is one magical journey not to be missed!
Mammturk Mountains are a picturesque mountain range in North Connemara. You can drive N59 to Maam Cross and continue straight in the direction of Clifden, take right turn into R344 along Lough Inagh. Another right and you keep going along the range. Stop where you wish to start climbing. They are less well known than their more famous neighbors, the Twelve Bens on the other side of the Inagh Valley.
This post will have almost no text. I just wanted to share my pictures from a day in Connemara, Ireland. Most of the time pictures of landscape do not give the impressions of space and magnitude so treat it as teaser rather than faithful representation of reality.
Connemara is situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland, and is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled places I’ve seen in Europe.
On Thursday I decided I needed to get out of London. Where better to go than where your friends are?! I booked the train and ferry to Dublin and then bus to Galway. It was the first time I wasn’t flying to Ireland. I would like to share some pictures from Holyhead with you.