14 March 2024

IRELAND - A Photo Tour


Dublin to Dublin

We've been to Ireland a few times. This post outlines a tour from 2019. At some sites, I included images from other visits.

I'm from the UK so we visited family then flew over to Dublin.

Our tour begins in Dublin. We head north to Belfast then west and south before returning to Dublin and flying home. The numbers refer to tour days.

The link take you to pages of photos and information.

1 Dublin - National Museum

2. Dublin - City Scenes

3. Downpatrick,

  Belfast: city sites, 

  Titanic exhibit

4. Carrick-a Rede-Rope Bridge

Giant's Causeway,

Londonderry, Donegal Bay,


5. Galway: 

Cliffs of Moher 2019

Cliffs of Moher, 


6. Ring of Kerry drive and Waterville


7. Adare

Dingle Peninsula

Ross Castle and Killarney National Park

8. Blarney and Blarney Castle



9.  Avoca

10. Back to Dublin


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Google Map of Ireland

Dublin City Scenes Ireland


St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
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St Patrick's Cathedral (1191) is the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Located in the centre of Dublin, this pilgrimage site bridges more than 800 years of history. It was built in the 1200s on the site of a previous church and well. The materials are limestone and imported stone from Bristol. The gothic style resembles the England's Old Sarum Cathedral close to Salisbury. Tours are available. And of course, some years Sunday worshippers may be present on St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St Patrick's Park, Dublin- close to St Patrick's Cathedral.

Tradition: St Patrick baptised the first Irish Christians here using water from the River Poddle, which is now below ground. 

Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) Monument, O'Connell Square., Dublin 2019

O'Connell St. Scene, Dublin

James Joyce Statue, O'Connell St. Dublin

Horse & Carriage Dublin

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Merrion Square Park, Dublin

Merrion Square, located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, is a charming garden square on the south side of the city center. This 1760s area is surrounded by red brick buildings.

Some of the notables from the area were Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, and Daniel O'Connell

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Christ Church Cathedral has a history approaching 1,000 years.

Christ Church Cathedral is the diocesan cathedral of the Church of Ireland Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough.  The Church of Ireland is a member Church of the Anglican Communion, a family of independent Churches in full communion with each other and with the See of Canterbury.

St Stephen's Church, Dublin
Known as the Pepper Canister, the church was built in 1824.
Parishioners included Oscar Wilde, The Duke of Wellington, William Butler Yeats


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Downpatrick Cathedral in County Down- the traditional burial site of St. Patrick.

Google Map of Dublin Ireland

11 March 2024

Dunmore County Galway Ireland


Dunmore is a small coastal town in County Galway, Ireland.

Memorial to those lost at Sea, Dunmore Ireland
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We enjoyed the entertainment at Aggie Hayes Pub

Waterford, County Waterford Ireland

Reginald's Tower
Waterford Ireland 2019
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Waterford is Ireland's oldest city founded by the Vikings in 914 CE. 

Waterford is located in County Waterford in Munster Province, which is in southeastern Ireland.

Reginald’s Tower, also known as Túr Raghnaill, stands as a historic sentinel in Waterford. The tower is at the centre of the Viking Triangle.

Walking the Viking Trail offers a glimpse of history.

The Anglo-Normans settled in Waterford during the 1200s. The city was fortified with thick walls of limestone and shale.

More places to visit

Franciscan Friary

Bishop's Palace

Christ Church Cathedral

Waterford Crystal

Ross Castle Killarney National Park County Kerry Ireland


Ross Castle, or Caisleán an Rois in Irish, is a 15th-century tower house and keep situated on the edge of Lough Leane within Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland.

Ross Castle was built by the O’Donoghues Mór (Ross) in the late 15th century. Ownership changed hands during the Second Desmond Rebellion, and it was eventually leased to Sir Valentine Browne, ancestor of the Earls of Kenmare.

We arrived at Ross Castle via a Jaunty Car.

Ross Castle is in Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park, located near the town of Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland, holds the distinction of being the first national park in Ireland. Its origins trace back to 1932 when the Muckross Estate was generously donated to the Irish Free State. Since then, the park has expanded significantly and now covers an impressive 102.89 square kilometers (25,425 acres) of diverse ecological wonders.

All photos by Geoffrey W. Sutton 2019
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Dingle Peninsula County Kerry Ireland


The Dingle Peninsula, also known as Corca Dhuibhne in Irish, stretches 30 miles (48 kilometers) into the Atlantic Ocean along the southwest coast of Ireland. It is a captivating region that forms part of County Kerry and lies on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The coastline is a masterpiece of nature, featuring steep sea cliffs like Slea Head, dramatic headlands interspersed with sandy beaches, and the award-winning beach at Inch in the south.

To the west lie the Blasket Islands, adding to the peninsula’s allure.

The Dingle Peninsula is rich in tradition, literature, and culture. Here, the native Gaelic (Irish language) thrives alongside modern languages.

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All photos by Geoffrey W. Sutton 2019

Limerick Ireland


Limerick is a small city in Western Ireland along the River Shannon.

The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland.

In the distance is King John's Castle, which dates to the 1200s.

Adare, County Limerick Ireland

Adare, Ireland 2019 by
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Adare, Ireland is in County Limerick, Ireland. The picturesque village dates to the 1200s and is by the River Maigue.                                   

Adare is well known for its beauty, which is enhanced by the thatched roof cottages.