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Ireland in Pictures

Updated on November 1, 2015

A photo tour of Ireland

Here you will find a showcase of the irish photos that I feel represents my experience of the country. You will see Irish weather, the irish achitecture and the Irish nature. This and much more as I write about Ireland and shows it off in pictures.

My main focus will be on county Cork, more specifically Cork city in Ireland as it is where I live and as such naturally most of my Irish Photos and pictures will be from there.

When I moved to Ireland (or Irland as we call it in Denmark) a little over 3 and a half years ago, a lot of my friends were very excited on my behalf. We spoke about the beautiful nature and how amazing it would be to hang out in the traditional local Irish pubs.

After moving over here I have had to re-asses my impression of Ireland. While there is amazing nature sights, impressive rugged hills and happy hour, there is also other sides to the country. Sadly with the recession hitting Ireland quite hard one of the most obvious things I have noticed is the poverty and general worn state of many parts of the town I live in. Furthermore there are a lot of areas where stores has closed down, never to re-open leaving deserted buildings to dominate an entire street. With this blog I want to show pictures of the many different sides of Ireland, hopefully to give you, the reader, a more diverse impression of the country.

In closing I want to stress that Ireland is beautiful and the irish people is generally extremely friendly and welcoming. So don't let this blog make you think otherwise, the country is definitely worth visiting for a vacation trip.

Cork

Many of these pictures are taken in Cork City as it is where I lead my daily life. It was suggested to me by Chispy that I do a small introduction to the city, so here we go

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and is located in the southern part of the country in the county Cork.

A taxi driver in Cork once told me that the city is located at the site of an old monastery that was founded by Saint Finbarr and according to the travel guide I brought when I first went to Ireland (Eyewitness Travel - Ireland p.174), this is true.

My danish roots means I have to mention that the city, however, wasn’t really considered a proper settlement until the early 900 where Vikings founded a trading post in the area.

Cork is build on the River Lee, which divides to encompass the city centre. This makes city centre pretty unique as it is located on a small island with the two river parts of the river cutting it off from the rest of the city.

The "must see" attractions in and around the city that I have so far gotten around to are:

"The English Marked"

"Blarney Castle"

"Ring of Kerry" (which is the south western part of Ireland)

I have heard good thing about FOTA (a nature park nearby), but have not yet been able to make it there.

Personally though I think the city in itself is worth a visit, due to the way it is build on the River Lee and how parts of it is climbing the hill sides.

St. Patrick Street - 2008 - On one of the few non-rainy days - Summer 2008

Some of the streets could almost give the steep hills of San Francisco a run for the money.

Approximate Google map coordinates: 51.900233,-8.470494

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Mac Curtain Street - 2008 - View towards the Train Station of Cork

The rainbow and the building style of the left hand building are both common sights in Ireland.

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View down the River Lee

When the sky clears the light in Ireland is amazingly beautiful.

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One of the many breweries of Ireland

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Guinness vintage metal sign

Lovely Day for a Guinness Metal Beer Sign
Lovely Day for a Guinness Metal Beer Sign

Ireland is famous for its beer and this sign is perfect for your home bar or maybe just your living room to add that retro look. This is also the perfect gift for any beer lover you may know. It is unique, charming and very cool.

 

The Ring of Kerry

The Nature of Ireland truly is exceptional.

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Take a visual tour of Ireland from the comfort of your living room - Visions of Ireland DvD

VISIONS OF IRELAND
VISIONS OF IRELAND

This DvD will take you on a 75 minutes trip around Ireland. You will get to see the rolling green hills of the Emerald Isle. You will visit the small idyllic villages and experience the rural countryside. The video has several overview shots taken from a plane which makes this a fantastic scenic visual experince.

If you love looking at nature shots then this dvd is for you.

 

Charlie Chaplin Statue - Waterville - Ireland - Even Chaplin loved Ireland

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Chaplin frequently used Waterville in Ireland as his holiday destination. While there he would take walks or just go fishing to enjoy the splended nature of Ireland. This statue has been raised in Waterville to pay homage to the world famous actor, Charlie Chaplin and his love for the city.

Pink House and Traditional Barber sign.

It seems to be typically irish to paint houses in very bright colours, often some that doesn't match the neighbours house at all. This is not too bad, but I have seen some really funny colour combinations.

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View from St. Patricks Hill - 2008 - One Picture, Two Churches

Something very typical for Ireland, there are churches everywhere.

This picture also shows a bit the roughness that comes out in parts of Cork City.

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View from St. Patricks Hill - 2008

Almost same view as above, but this one is taken at night showing the lights from the many homes covering the hill side.

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Newly build apartments - 2008 - Watercourse Road - Cork

These apartments were finishined in the summer of 2008, just before the recession made the building boom collapse.

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Paul Street Shopping Centre

Normally groups of young people gathers outside the centre to hang out.

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Winter in Cork Ireland -2010

It rarely snows in Cork, this amount closed down the airports for a couple of days as they simply are not equipped to deal with harsher winter weather.

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Election Time - Autumn 2011 - Michael D Higgings - Shandon Street

The election posters over here are pretty cool in my opinion. Where I come from they usually only show the head and shoulders of the candidate. Over here I have even seen full-body posters.

This picture also shows a bit of the run-down state of the street. The fence to the left has been there for a very long time now.

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Rainbow House - Watercourse Road - Cork - November 2011

This house always makes me smile. It used to be a big grey blop of a building, but a couple of months ago it was coloured with paint donated by Dulux. It has brigthened up the street a lot.

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Rainbow House with contrast - Watercourse Road - Cork - November 2011

As you can see the area desperately needs stuff like the Rainbow house. Watercourse Road is located in Blackpool which is one of the poorer areas of Cork. Many stores and houses lie empty like the two that features prominently here.

The photo also neathly captures the weather in november. Rainy and very windy!

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The Bridge Inn - Great William O'Brien Street -November 2011 - Traditional Irish Pub

Irish Pub
Irish Pub

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Ireland is known for it's pubs and Cork is no different. The Bridge Inn is one of the many places where you can get a pint and I have heard good things about the sunday bar lunch.

Watercourse Road by night - Ireland - November 2011

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Cork City is beautiful by night and even Blackpool is a place well worth having a wander around in. However please take care and travel in groups as there has been multiple assaults and robberies in the Blackpool area recently.

Valley View - Blackpool - November 2011

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The view from the Blackpool Shopping Center is quite stunning. It would be nice if you could magically remove the cars and the lampposts, however even with the interference it is quite the sight.

Weather in Ireland

Does it really rain that much in Cork?

The short answer is yes. The weather in Ireland is very wet and windy. As you have probably noticed from my photos of Ireland there are many rainy or grey days over here, but it is not all bad. The rainy irish weather is one of the reasons why the island is so green, lush and fertile.

The combination of wind and rain creates quite a dilemma when you are going out, do you bring your umbrella and risk getting blown away by the brisk irish winds or do you brave the downpour without the protection of an umbrella.

A fun fact about the irish weather is that because of the low number of sunny days during the year many food types and even some brands of milk has added vitamin D. I am completely taken aback by the number of groceries you can buy that are vitamin enhanced here in Ireland.

There are some days where the irish sun comes out and those days the inhabitants of Ireland seem to really take advantage off. On clear days Cork is even more bustling with life.

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Upper John Street - November 2011 - Colourful houses lights up the rainy days

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Here you can see an example of both the colourful houses that the Cork population is very fond of, but also the rustic feel that runs through the city and bear witness to the era before the "modern" building boom.

Great William O'Brien Street -November 2011 - Traditional Irish pub - nighttime

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Ireland is famous for its pub culture and everyone who knows just a bit about beer has heard about Guinness. In Most Irish pubs you can experience traditional irish live music at least a couple of times per week.

Dominick Street - November 2011 - Cork Butter Museum

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Ireland's most important food export is butter and the city of Cork is no exception to this. In fact the Cork Butter Exchange was one of the largest butter markets in the world.

You can check out the Cork museum here if you are interested:

Widderling's Lane - November 2011 - One of the small alleyways of Cork

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When you walk around Cork you will notice the many small alleyways and lanes that runs through the city. Some of them are not very pleasant and you should stay away from them especially after dark, however some of them like Widderling's Lane are very nice and gives a great view over the city.

The English Marked in Cork - November 2011 - Visit the old marked and find a bargain.

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The English Marked houses all sorts of fresh food stands. It is the place to go for fresh meat and vegetables all year round. The marked is covered so even with the irish weather you will be able to have an enjoyable time shopping and looking around.

Bachelors Quay - Cork December 2011 - One of the many Quays of Cork

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A quay (pronounced almost like "key) is a landing place for boats or a wharf. As Cork is build on a river, there are several streets named "something Quay" paying homage to the city's status as a waterway merchant down.

Irish Perfume - Fragrances of Ireland

Inis means Island in Irish and it is also one of the best-selling perfumes of Ireland. The fresh, revitalizing fragrance makes your mind go to the beautiful seasides of the Emerald Isle.

Fair Hill - Cork - December 2011 - A street true to its name

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If you disregard the gloomy, rainy weather I hope you will agree that Fair Hill is living up to its name.

Should you ever find yourself in Cork, take a walk up Fair Hill to get a view of the entire city spread out beneath you. The view is even better when the sun is shining or when it is dark as you can then see the glittering warm light from all the many homes of Cork.

Fair Hill - Cork - December 2011 - This time on a semi sunny day in Ireland

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I love the light in this picture and the way the clouds came out. You can easily see two of Corks man Church Towers and the green hills surrounding the city.

Fair Hill - Cork - December 2011 - The other view of Fair Hill

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Even Fair Hill has not gotten away completely untouced by the recession. This house has stood empty for quite some time leaving a tarnished spot on the otherwise beautiful street.

(If I had the money I would buy it and fix it up, the view from this house would be amazing as it is overseeing the entire city)

Handy links about Ireland

Here is a collection of links that will come in handy if you want to know more about Ireland.

Comments, ideas or general feedback? Please leave a message. :)

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      chat2vishakha 3 years ago

      Amazing pictures.Thanks for sharing this post.

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      k4shmir 4 years ago

      nice lens. thanks for sharing.

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      whitebob_king 4 years ago

      a place nice and clean with beautiful view.

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      Enda McLarnon 4 years ago from Belfast, Ireland

      Yeah it rains a LOT..lol Cork is a strange city I have found but you are right the people are friendly and they speak in what I would call a singing voice. They can be hard to make out sometimes and I live in Ireland. Some great pics here and thanks for sharing

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      sabyanky 4 years ago

      Nice pictures.... love it... :)

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wonderful pictures. I have to visit one day.

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      Mistl 4 years ago

      @lesliesinclair: It realy was a nice splash of colour in all the grey. :)

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Thanks for this introduction to green Ireland. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I like Rainbow House too. It's quite a contrast from that graffiti that sits next door.

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      Digory LM 4 years ago

      Beautiful. Would love to visit.

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      Christine and Peter Broster 4 years ago from Tywyn Wales UK

      Hi there, this is a lovely lens but it seems about half the photo links are broken. Can you take a look.

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Very lovely photos! Love your lens! ^_^

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Something here for every interest!

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      Really thoroughly enjoyed all the photos. I will get to Ireland one day! I'm only a little bit Irish but I look Irish and speak with an accent that apparently (according to many Irish people I've met) sounds like southern Irish!! So I think that means I need to go there!

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      Mistl 4 years ago

      @ismeedee: Hehe for sure. I can only recommend visiting Ireland, just make sure you bring an umbrella! ;)

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      Mistl 4 years ago

      @SheilaMilne: I hope you have a great trip. I didn't know the coloured houses was something that happens in other parts of the British Isles, thank you for teaching me something new! :)

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      Mistl 4 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Thank you for the headsup, I will see if I can't get it fixed. :)

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      SheilaMilne 4 years ago from Kent, UK

      Land of my birth! You've brought back many memories but fortunately my sister and I are planning a visit before long so I'll be able to see for myself.. :)

      By the way, painting houses in different colours can be seen in other parts of the British Isles too.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Enjoyed the scenic and sometimes gritty look at Ireland. Like Lolly, I really want to go for a visit. I was sorry to see some of your photos aren't showing. I had that problem on some of my lenses where I stored the photos on flickr.

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      Laurel Johnson 4 years ago from Washington KS

      I've always wanted to visit Ireland. Thanks for the tour of your area.

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      EpicFarms 4 years ago

      Very nice lens and lovely photos - thank you for sharing them (as virtually is likely the only way I'm going to get to visit Ireland *laugh* ;o)

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      Magnificent Ireland. Liked and blessed x

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      malena10 5 years ago

      I would love to go there someday :)

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      @BaileAthaCliath2012: What a cute story! :)

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      @brian_pelton: Ireland truely is extraordinarily beautiful. If you go to the south of Ireland, make sure to swing by Blarney and see the castle and the grounds. You can go on very romantic walks in the big green park area.

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      BaileAthaCliath2012 5 years ago

      Like your photos of Cork city & surrounds, my great-great grandfather was a soldier based on Spike Island & married a local girl..the rest as they say is history!

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      brian_pelton 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens!! My wife to be and I are actually talking about going to Ireland on our honeymoon. Such a beautiful country.

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      @Fran Tollett: I can definitely recommend going and if you go to Cork, make sure to check out the FOTA wildpark as well. :)

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      Fran Tollett 5 years ago

      Great pictures. I would LOVE to visit one day. It would be a grand adventure :-D

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      Fran Tollett 5 years ago

      Great pictures. I would LOVE to visit one day. It would be a grand adventure :-D

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      Travelguide101 5 years ago

      As an Ireland tourist, I can truly say that Kerry Ireland is one of the most magnificent place in the world.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      A magnificent country and a wonderful photograph tribute to your time there. Easter Blessings.

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      AskLou1 5 years ago

      Very nice! Great pictures too! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      It looks cold but lovely. With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ireland remains a beautiful place still. Cute :)

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      thesuccess2 5 years ago

      How did you manage to take so many photos when it wasn't raining?

      **** Blessed ***

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      Shari O'Leary 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I've always wanted to visit Ireland. If I ever get there, this lens has made me want to visit this place. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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      DonD LM 5 years ago

      Ireland is an ideal place to take a vacation due to its promising tourist attractions. I just added the place on my vacation list. Excellent lense.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Absolutely beautifully done in photos and in words, I guess the whole world has gotten a little worn down in places but great beauty remains....blessed! The Ring of Kerry picture just drew me to look and look again....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I drove around the bottom of Ireland in 2009 and just loved it. particularly like the ring of Kerry, but the highlight was attending a friends wedding in Doonbeg

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      mary lighthouse15 5 years ago

      Beautiful country! I plan to make a lens of my country too! Thumbs up!

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      Kathy McGraw 5 years ago from California

      I liked this look of your city in Ireland. It gave me a good idea of not just the city (love the old architecture) but how global the recession really is. *Blessed* by a Squid Angel.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really like the photos and the short, honest, unsentimental and not too critical comments. I am from Cork City si I think you capture it very well. Keep the photos coming and hope you enjoy living in Cork. I'll come back and look for more!

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      andradar 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures and commentary! Lovely and interesting lens, you did great job!

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      Wonderful pictures and commentary. Ireland is so beautiful!

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      Miguzi 5 years ago

      very nice job!! it's wonderfull pic!! :D

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      Nice photos! (I particularly liked the rainbow building.) I've always wanted to visit Ireland but I doubt I'll ever make it there. I'll just have to admire it from afar.

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      davenjilli lm 5 years ago

      My grandfather was from Ireland. He went to Canada during the potato famine and eventually his family made their way to America where he met my grandmother who was from Hungry (when it was still Hungry) When I think of Ireland I don't think of the modern cities that it has...so thank you for posting the modern part of Ireland as well as the green (leprechaun hiding part).

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Beautiful. Thank you for the tour.

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      Adriana 5 years ago from New Market

      Beautiful! I visited Ireland this past March, and loved it!

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      great photos, the pubs I bet are really neat inside too, cool page!Blessed

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      Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

      I love Ireland, thankyou for the personal tour with pictures, appreciated!

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures....lovely lens. Makes me want to take a trip :)

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      SilverPhoenix 5 years ago

      Wow, this is a really nice tribute to Ireland with some really lovely pictures! The pictures are all really clear too, very good camera work!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Have not yet been to Ireland but will definitely do this.

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      Bodyflip 5 years ago

      Beautiful, I want to visit there one day

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Gorgeous, I feel like I have visited Ireland now. Congrats (belated) on LotD, wonderfully done!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i want to visit ireland someday!! =))

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      Two Crafty Paws 5 years ago

      Great photos, I really like how they feel warm - more realistic... Sense the lacking of sunny days there though ;)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your view of Ireland it is true what they say about pictures, you can talk about it but unless you can see it, it is very hard to imagine, I love your change of lifestyle that you spoke about, and it is sad how the recession has hit everybody pretty badly

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      @anonymous: It is on my todo list. So many things I want to do, so little time. Thanks for the idea! :)

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I am really happy to see that people return. I just added a couple of more pictures. I hope you will be back and enjoy them as well. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      returning reader just enjoyed your photos once again.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these photos of where you live! It's very interesting to see. You should create a bio for your profile. I'm really curious after reading your page. It'd be way interesting, I bet. :)

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      meschmie 5 years ago

      Really makes me want to visit Ireland!

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      Bahrns 5 years ago

      Wow, those are really nice photos. Ireland looks inviting... We'll probably research more about this country and plan a trip with my family.

      Great lens! You deserve to be the "lens of the day"

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      MamaWise LM 5 years ago

      Thank you for posting such lovely pictures! Great Lens! I visited Ireland many years ago and remember how beautiful it is.

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      JennySui 5 years ago

      This is a Beautiful lens! Congrats on LOtD:)

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Beautiful lens! Thanks for sharing such lovely photos!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      This is a lovely lens and congrats on LOTD, well deserved. Featured this on Squidoo LOTD lenses. Hugs

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      wildlens 5 years ago

      Yeah, travel to Ireland is definitely on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing these photos and information. Cheers!

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      great lens

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Your photos are wonderful surprises. Thank you for sharing them. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      ErHawkns7100 5 years ago

      Your gorgeous photos make me feel like I was there.

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Fun. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful! Best wishes :)

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      Steven Cousley 5 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Congrats on the LOTD and thanks for showing these wonderful photos. My great-great grandfather came from Ireland so these shots sort of take me "home".

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Slainte, LotD. Your photos are beautiful. Thank you for the pictures .. it takes me back to the Ireland that is in my heart. (a ghra mo chroi)

      I have a couple of Irish lenses you may want to have a look at.

      This angel has blessed this lens.

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      nbrandt123 5 years ago

      simple but the place looks so relaxing. wish i could visit ireland too! nice lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens! i really want to go to Ireland one day :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos. Wonderful lens. Makes me dream of a visit to Ireland. Bucket list. Fingers crossed.

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      tconsf 5 years ago

      This lens stirs the Irish in me to visit a place I've been meaning to for a very long time. Congrats on LOTD.

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      svetico 5 years ago

      I visited Ireland once many years ago. Beautiful country! Thank you for this lens. Congratulations on LotD!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would love to visit Ireland, it is a beautiful country.

      Congrats on LOTD.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I would LOVE to go to Ireland!!!!!!! Two of my best friends are from there! Blessed!!!

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Beautiful photos! Enjoyed this lesn. Congratulations on LotD!

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      Jennifer_Glennon 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos. I have always wanted to visit Ireland.

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      dfishbac 5 years ago

      Makes me want to go back. Very well done!

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      dfishbac 5 years ago

      Makes me want to go back. Very well done!

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      SiochainGraSonas 5 years ago

      I would love to visit one day. Beautiful images!

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      Wonderful images. Congratulations on Lens of the Day.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      so nice.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Congratulations on LOTD. Ireland is in my blood...my great-great-grandmother was a Regan who came directly from Ireland to America. Thanks for sharing.

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      I'd like to get there someday. Darn it. I think I will!

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      mrducksmrnot 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens and wonderful sites to see. Congratulations on LoTD.

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      fotolady49 lm 5 years ago

      Congratulations on being chosen for LOTD! Very well deserved.

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      fotolady49 lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for the virtual tour of great photos. I hope to be able to visit Ireland someday before I leave the planet. It is on my 'bucket' list......Nice lens - I have bookmarked it!

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      mercin12 5 years ago

      Great photos and descriptions. It makes me want to visit. I've never been to Ireland. Thanks!

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I enjoyed my visit to the Cork area several years ago. Thanks for the memories.

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      harty5680 5 years ago

      I went to Ireland earlier this year and loved it. Spent time in Dublin though but I can't wait to go back. Thanks for posting these amazing pics!

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      justholidays 5 years ago

      Ireland is my country's next door - just have to cross the Channel to reach this marvelous island - and is on my bucket list, for sure. Thanks for sharing those splendid pictures of this splendid country.