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Irish Coast – A Photo Essay

Let me tell you something.

When visiting Ireland it’s extremely important to leave the cities. While they are nice for first impressions, some history and nightlife, the countryside is where you really want to be. It is where you should be too.

Rent a car, a bike or strap on your walking boots and get out on those winding, narrow roads or hiking trails. No matter where you go, eventually you will always end up on a beach or on top of a cliff. It’s an island after all.

The Irish coast has one of the most stunning coastlines in the world. It’s wild, rugged and windy; there’s fantastic seafood and some pretty great beaches.

In this last photo essay in a series about Ireland I wanted to take you guys on a coastal tour.

Coast of Northern Ireland

Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland.
A rocky island off the Antrim Coast

Coastal cliffs on the Antrim Coast.
Looking into the late afternoon sun in Northern Ireland
Irish coastline: cliffs near Ballycastle.
Coastal cliffs near Ballycastle
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland.
The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Giant's Causeway cliffs, Northern Ireland.
Cliffs towering above the Giant’s Causeway
Irish coastline: The Giant's Causeway.
The other-worldly Giant’s Causeway
Coastal walk near Ballintoy, Northern Ireland.
A superb coastal walk near Ballintoy

The Irish Coast

Ring of Kerry coast, Ireland.
Lonely house near the misty sea
Skellig Islands in Ireland.
View of the inhospitable Skellig Islands in southwest Ireland
Irish coastline: Waterville beach.
Waterville beach
Ring of Kerry coast.
Great views on the Ring of Kerry.
Kerry Cliffs, Ireland.
The Kerry Cliffs
Southwestern Irish coastline
A rainy day on the southwest coast
Cows and bulls in Cahersiveen, Ireland.
Grazing cows and bulls near Cahersiveen
Burren coastline, Ireland.
The creation of coastal cliffs in the Burren.
The Burren in western Ireland.
Rocky emptiness of the Burren
The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland.
Spectacular Cliffs of Moher
Killary Harbour in Connemara, Ireland.
Sheep grazing in Killary Harbour
Irish coastline in Connemara.
Roads with a view in Connemara
Connemara coastline, Ireland.
The seriously amazing coastline of Connemara

This is the third and last part in a series of photo essays about Ireland. The previous two were about the colorful Irish streets and the rich Irish heritage.

You can find more of my photos in my travel photography portfolio.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Which one is your favorite photo?

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