Ireland Photography Potpourri

This is it.  Our last post from Ireland.  You may know by now that we left over a week ago, but two months in a country so vast and beautiful as Ireland definitely deserves a lot of attention.

We took close to 5,000 photos – needless to say we couldn’t have shown you everything. Here are the left-overs of our favorite Ireland photography that we haven’t shared with you yet.

We came across this VW Westfalia near the Cliffs of Heck

Ireland Photograpy - VW Westfalia


At Dunguaire Castle, we saw a crew filming an Irish dancing scene.  Pretty gorgeous backdrop for this.

Ireland Photography - On Set


We sat bundled in warm clothes and watched this elderly couple head out for a cold swim in the Atlantic along the Ring of Kerry.

Ireland Photography - Braving the Cold


A view of the Skellig Islands from the Cliffs of Kerry.

Ireland Photography - Cliffs of Kerry


Galway’s piers

Ireland Photography - Galway Pier


An open table at a pub in Galway

Ireland Photography - Galway Pub


We missed the races by one week, the flags were still up.

The races at Galway


Cork City

Cork City From Above


Dalene on the DART in Dublin, venturing out to Howth.

Reflections from the The Dublin DART


A calm night at the cemetery near our house sit.

An Irish Sunset


Olly, it was sure sad to leave Ireland and say goodbye to him.  Look at those eyes!



50 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • Abi
    September 9 2011

    Such gorgeous photos. Thank you for showing me the side of Ireland I missed when I was there…
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  • September 9 2011

    LOVE the one with Dade looking out the bus window!
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    • September 10 2011

      I hate photos of me…but this one is okay as I’m a little blurred. 🙂

  • jill sare
    September 9 2011

    the islands looked like rocks to me! i recall a scottish fisherman telling me that the difference between a rock and an island is that an island can grow enough grass to support two sheep or one cow!

    • September 10 2011

      Haha – that’s awesome! One of those islands actually housed a monastery, which can still be toured today!

  • Mary&Lloyd Purdy
    September 9 2011

    your web site has been so helpful for us ,planning to see alot
    of what you both have seen,we watched you on Global the other
    evening and we to had a career break back in 1986-1987
    we had a year off work and travelled from Toronto to the
    caribean in our 34,foot sail boat.
    Great trip.

    • September 10 2011

      So glad we could be of help! And if you ever need any advice, just fire us a note.

      That sounds like an epic career break! Would love to do something like that…perhaps learning to sail might be a good place to start… 🙂

  • September 10 2011

    What a great collection of photos! Love the orange and green in the first shot with the VW.
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    • September 11 2011

      Thanks Phil! That one is Pete’s favorite. 🙂

  • Abby
    September 10 2011

    I love your detailed shots, and the colors. And I’m cold just looking at that couple getting into the ocean!

    • Pete
      September 11 2011

      We felt pretty wimpy next to that couple as they went for their dip and we complained about the cold wind!

  • September 10 2011

    I think you are officially my favourite travel blog. I don’t read a lot of them, but I always look forward to all your posts and your beautiful photography. Doesn’t hurt that you are Canadian (as am I, an expat in the US)!
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    • September 11 2011

      So sweet of you to say Carolyn – thank you! 🙂

  • September 11 2011

    This might be your last post on Ireland but what a fabulous round up you have given!!!
    Just loved them all, cant pick a favorite!
    Your blog is beautiful, I enjoyed it…
    Namaste from India:)
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    • Pete
      September 12 2011

      Such kind words, thank you. It was difficult for us to have a fave as well 🙂 Namaste from Belgium 🙂

  • September 11 2011

    I’m really digging the vintage feel of a few of these!
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    • Pete
      September 12 2011

      Thanks Christy, it’s what I was aiming for. I’m learning the ropes of photoshop, but have so far to go still….

  • September 11 2011

    ooo I love the pub photo, makes me want to go there NOW!
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    • Pete
      September 12 2011

      Thanks Erin! Galway was a great city for pub culture 🙂

  • September 11 2011

    Amazing photos guys! Can’t wait to read about your next destination =) Was so great to spend time with you in Ireland!
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    • Pete
      September 12 2011

      It was and I hope we have the chance to catch up somewhere in Europe 🙂 Enjoy Oktoberfest!

  • Laura
    September 11 2011

    Awesome photos – they show how diverse Ireland really is!

    • Pete
      September 12 2011

      Cheers Laura. It really was quite a diverse country, not entirely what I expected. But one thing for sure, it’s full of green.

  • September 11 2011

    This makes me want to go to Ireland so much! Lovely shots!
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    • Pete
      September 12 2011

      Thanks Angie! It was a beautiful country. I’ve been reading your posts on Greece lately and your pictures there look lovely as well. Hopefully we’ll be there sometime later this year 🙂

  • Katrina
    September 11 2011

    Yay for the Firkin Crane in Cork! And Olly… aww, so precious.

    Hope you’ll come back soon. 🙂

    • Pete
      September 12 2011

      I don’t think there is any doubt that we will be back. We had a little HDR fun with that Cork photo. It’s blown out quite a bit, but I liked how the colors turned out, especially the Firkin Crane. Got this shot atop Shanden Bells Tower

  • September 12 2011

    I can’t believe you guys were there for two months already! wow! wicked photos! Where is the next home stay trip?
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    • Pete
      September 12 2011

      I know, the 2 months absolutely blew by. We had a brief 2 days in Scotland, and are now settled for our 2 week sit in Brussels. Lovn’ this city life for a change.

  • September 12 2011

    Beautiful photos here. Really like the view of Skellig.
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  • September 12 2011

    Beautiful photos. The last ones are always the hardest to watch, but always the prettiest.

    • September 12 2011

      Thanks so much! It was tough to leave, for sure.

  • September 12 2011

    With over 5000 photos to eventually share it’ll be a treat once you get more of them up – the ones here are diverse and creatively edited.
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    • September 13 2011

      Thanks Samuel – I think that might be “it” for now, time to move on to our new destinations! 🙂

  • September 14 2011

    Awesome! I love the one of the couple getting filmed.
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    • September 15 2011

      That was one of those great chance moments where we just happened to be in the right place at the right time! That is one of my favorites too.

  • September 17 2011

    Makes me want to visit Ireland! What an amazing place! Love your pics.

    • September 17 2011

      Thanks Mike! It is quite a scenic place, we had lots of fun with the camera!

  • Theodora
    September 17 2011

    Beautiful shots, and a great farewell to Ireland. Hope the rest of the journey treats you as well as Ireland has…

    • September 17 2011

      Thanks Theodora! So far, so good… 🙂

  • September 19 2011

    Lovely shots of Ireland. The ones with you bundled up and the elderly couple getting ready take a swim touches me as it’s gotten really cool here in the NE. The one with you on the DART captures your move forward and look back.
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    • September 20 2011

      Thanks for your insightful comment! I still can’t believe that couple was going for a swim, we felt so wimpy in comparison!

  • September 20 2011

    AGHHH these are amazing! I’m so jealous! SO JEALOUS. Wow. The girl sitting in front of the water is my favourite.
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  • September 20 2011

    You have really captured the essence of Ireland here in these photos, and show what it’s like to get out and explore new cities the nomads do, but with the insight of the time allowed by housesitting! Keep up the great posts!
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    • September 20 2011

      Thanks gals! We were very fortunate with such a great stay in Ireland, 2 months with a car let us see most of the country!

  • October 19 2011

    Great photos! I love the one of the dancers!
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  • Barry
    November 19 2011

    Hi, stumbled across your blog whilst doing research for a forthcoming trip to Honduras. Enjoyed reading your posts about my country (Ireland), very engaging, rings true, and you’ve pointed out a few places in Ireland I haven’t been to yet that are now on “the list”! Best of luck with your continuing travels.

  • January 11 2012

    Fabulous photos guys – looks like you really enjoyed our beautiful country. I love it here- been here almost 5 years now from New York. Consider myself very lucky to live in such an idyllic place.

    • January 12 2012

      You know what, I don’t think I appreciated how special Ireland was until we left there to tour more of Europe. Ireland really is amazing.

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