Ireland. The island of legends and leprechauns, of ruined castles and abandoned abbeys, of trad music and pubs, of clovers and St. Patrick.
There can be no denying that Ireland is an enchanting country. That is why many people from all over the world dress up in green and drink Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day. It is why millions of people claim to be “Irish” even though they were born and have grown up in another country, even without ever having set foot on Irish soil, solely based on where their ancestors came from.
Caroline and I spent three months in Ireland a few years ago—our first serious adventure together. We weren’t there primarily to travel, but rather to find work and stay in one place. However, the employment climate was far from ideal back then and we ended up traveling all over the country, chasing work, not finding any, and eventually having to leave.
While we definitely could have dedicated those three months in a more efficient way—we did all we could at the time, though—we did get a solid overview of what the Emerald Isle is all about. So, no complaints. And moreover, that experience thought us much about how hard it is to live without having a job during an economic crisis and having to rely on already-not-so-large savings.
Also, we did get to spend three months in Ireland, which is something, we realize, that many people can only dream about. During, and after, our time in Ireland, I wrote a number of blog posts, the best of which are listed below:
In this post, I would like to share a selection of my favorite Ireland photos, pictures that were taken all over the country.
Enjoy. Be inspired. Plan a trip!
36 Enchanting Ireland Photos
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