When you think about Ireland, you immediately think about drinking Guinness in cozy pubs, leprechauns, St Paddy’s Day, wild coastlines and trad music, don’t you?
But do you also think about cities or towns? I bet not, unless you’ve been. Last July, before I went there, it surely wasn’t architecture that came to my mind when I was daydreaming about Ireland. And apparently that was for a reason; in the end I didn’t care for the cities at all – the countryside and coastline on the other hand were unforgettable.
What I did love, however, were the typical Irish streets. The brightly colored houses, plethora of pubs and street artists make every street pleasantly lively, like only a street in Ireland can be.
Join me on a street tour around the Emerald island!
My highlights: the Rock of Cashel alone is well worth a visit to Ireland.
My highlights: the English Market and the signposted walking tours.
My highlights: the coastline, ruins and small villages on the Ring of Kerry.
My highlights: the High Crosses.
My highlights: Galway Bay and the River Corrib, Galway Cathedral, the pubs on Shop Street and Galway City Museum.
My highlights: the lakes and ruggedness of Connemara.
This is the first of three photo essays I’m doing on Ireland. So stay tuned for more!