Ireland | Green, green Éire

Ireland | Green, green Éire

“Dear Erin, how sweetly thy green bosom rises!  An emerald set in the ring of the sea.  Each blade of thy meadows my faithful heart prizes, Thou queen of the west, the world’s cushla ma chree.* ”
John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) Irish politician and orator

From County Cork to Connemara, I was struck by the glorious green of Ireland.  Here’s a preview of my journey across the emerald isle.


Kilkenny meadows


Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Connemara


Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown


Dublin Castle


Kilkenny road


Asparagus soup, Campagne restaurant, Kilkenny


Roche House, Kilkenny


Pottery, Ardmore


Kilkenny hills


Mossy well, Inn at Ballilogue Clochan, Inistioge


The Blackberry Café, Thomastown


Kilkenny Castle


Clifden, Connemara


Butler Garden, Kilkenny


Scallops with spring pea purée, Mount Juliet, Thomastown


Sheep in Connemara


Green van, Ardmore


Thomastown


Inn at Ballilogue Clochan, Inistioge


Butler Mansion


Bedlam Restaurant, Dublin


Smithwick’s Ale, Clifden pub


Mount Juliet, near Thomastown


Ballinderry Park, Kilconnell


Cushendale Mills, Graig-na-managh


Dublin pub


Kylemore Abbey grounds, Connemara


Connemara

* “Cushla ma chree,” (chuisle mo chroí) is an affectionate term of endearment, literally translated from Gaelic as “O pulse of my heart.”

There are 5 comments for this article
  1. Cindy at 11:32 am

    I was fortunate enough to be able to travel this beautiful “green” country with my sister, the blogger.  Fresh off the plane last night and back into the reality of my work week it was nice to get a little respite and relive our trip through these photos.

  2. karen & LeRoy Schmidt at 10:06 am

    These pictures brought back so many wonderful memories.  Thanks for sharing your pictures

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