Postcard views of Ireland

At Connemara National Park

I had lunch the other day with my colleague Rich, and when I told him of my Irish honeymoon he exclaimed delightedly, “Oh! My wife and I were in Ireland in May! The whole time, I felt like we were in a postcard. Especially when we visited Connemara National Park.” I knew just what he meant — Margaret and I visited there too. My camera captured candylike colors.

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We found another postcard view at Drumcliffe. There’s a little church there, and the grave of poet W. B. Yeats. And there’s this view of Benbulben, a prominent rock formation.

Giant's Causeway

The cinematic scenes at The Giant’s Causeway can all generate postcard-worthy photography. I like this scene from the Causeway’s entrance the best.


After an especially long day, we stopped for dinner in the fishing-port town of Killybegs in County Donegal. We had this view from our dining table. On our way out, we stopped in the early-evening light to photograph the colorful scene.

Kylemore Abbey

Finally, here’s the castle at Kylemore Abbey in County Galway. I’ll tell its story in an upcoming post.

Canon PowerShot S95.

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8 responses to “Postcard views of Ireland”

  1. Carole Grey Avatar
    Carole Grey

    Such breath taking beauty!

  2. Lyka Manalo Avatar

    Amazing photo. How come your photos appear in the feed? Mine is hidden. Only the title and the captions are seen.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Lyka, I checked your RSS feed in my feed reader and I see your photos. So I’m not sure what it could be!

      1. Lyka Manalo Avatar

        I see. I thought my photos don’t appear in other’s feed. Thank you for informing me

  3. Nancy Stewart Avatar
    Nancy Stewart

    I am enjoying all your photos from Ireland and looking forward especially to the one about the castle. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Nancy! Glad you’re still following my blog.

  4. afarawayhome Avatar

    Wow, the light on Benbulben is beautiful – what time of day did you take it?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Early evening – right around golden hour.

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