Photographs From the Emerald Isle

Ireland is such a beautiful country, both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland! I was lucky enough to spend a week visiting Ireland a couple of years back and while I was there I took many photographs. Here I would like to share some Photographs from the Emerald Isle!

We all come from somewhere. So true!

I visited the Emerald Isle for the first time in February of 2018. I lucked out with the timing because while the weather was a bit chilly it was dry and enjoyable!

I of course had to make my way to the Trinity College in Dublin to see the Book of Kells.

Inside the Library at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland

So many awesome books!

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Quite the crowded place!

Ireland was actually the first trip I took after starting HolidayRunaway! It was also my first solo trip where I wasn’t doing some kind of studying abroad or meeting up with friends or family at any point during the trip!

I started each day will a filling breakfast at my hotel right off of O,Connell Street in Downtown Dublin.

I also had to Visit Jameson Whiskey while in town!

It was so cool learning the history of Jameson Whiskey as well as seeing how it is made! The sampling’s were pretty fun too!

The Irish Emigration Museum was also a fascinating stop!

Leaning about how Dublin was set up as a Viking city was pretty cool too!

Wearing a Viking helmet and tunic at Dublinia!

The Emerald Isle is such a beautiful place to explore!

Giants Causeway! Located in Northern Ireland. Consisting of 40,000 interlocked basalt columns. The largest of the columns is 36 feet (11 meters). Located in County Antrim on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. In 1986 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Giants Causeway is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. I visited this site in February of 2018. Giants Causeway was formed some 50 to 60 million years ago. Legend has it that an Irish Giant formed the rocks so that he could cross the North Channel to fight a Scottish Giant, this led to the name being The Giants Causeway. These basalt columns appear other places around the world but are quite rare.

Carrick-A-Rede bridge
Would you walk across this rope bridge?