Thursday, October 10, 2013

This Is Ireland

 For such a small country
Ireland is one of the most beautiful
to explore.

Our 10 day excursion
was packed with the sounds, 
the sights, and the tastes
and a hundred thousand welcomes.
"Ce'ad mile fa'ilte"

We drove in a counterclockwise circle,
 starting and ending in Dublin.

How these early people built these ancient tombs (3000 BC)

remains a mystery.

The largest Norman castle in Ireland is the Trim Castle,
 completed in 1220.
If you recognize it, it was used as the castle in
Braveheart in1994.

Irish weather can be completely unpredictable.
The beautiful Cliffs of Moher on the western coast
were shrouded in fog,
But still impressive in the mist.

We eventually made our way to the Dingle Peninsula.
This is what everyone thinks Ireland should look like
and it does.

We took a tour and stopped at the beach
where the movie "Ryan's Daughter" was filmed.

The Atlantic pounds on the western rocky coast
creating spectacular cliffs.

 Just in case,
you have to be reminded,
to take a slow and easy pace
you might have to share
while exploring those back roads.

An Irish Blessing.

May the road rise to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back. 

May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields. 

And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Until Next Time-


  1. beautiful post. what a lush and scenic country = must go there one day.
    Dingle, my favorite name - so funny
    looks like you are having a marvelous time

  2. Beautiful, Kyle .. and wonderful narration. I can picture all that in my mind! -Susan

  3. Gorgeous country. I've always wanted to go myself! Thanks for sharing.:)

  4. Your lovely photos show that Ireland is indeed The Emerald Isle - so green!!!

  5. Oh Kyle I can hardly wait to go! Thanks for posting these pictures...I loved them. Blessings, Marlene

  6. How wonderful -- I loved the tour thanks so much!

  7. We loved Ireland and spent 2 weeks exploring around the south. Luckily we had better weather at the Cliffs of Moher. Thanks for the views of the north.

  8. I've always wanted to go to Ireland. Thank you so much for sharing the photos. Hugs

  9. Glad you had a fantastic time and visited so many locations. I bet you found many quilting inspirations.

  10. I've been MIA and look what you've done while I've been absent. I'd love to visit Ireland and it seems you captured the magic in photos.
    Congrats on the move! I hope you are continuing to get settled in.