Travel Photo Essay | Ireland Road Trip

18 November 2015

Ireland Road Trip
Ireland Road Trip

During the summer this year, I was back again for a road trip through The Republic of Ireland. It was a journey I had planned on doing for some time with the aim of seeing parts of Ireland that were new to me. We picked up a van in London and drove to Pembroke in Wales, boarded a ferry and continued our journey from Rosslare along the southern Irish coast for a week. We continued our journey through Wexford, Waterford, Cork, the Ring of Kerry, Ring of Beara and finally Galway. One of the highlights was visiting World Heritage Listed Skellig Michael, an island that was once occupied as a Christian Monastery.

Although it was summer, we had lots of rain and wind. I relished braving the elements that mother nature put us through but there were moments when the unrelenting rain drove us to despair. But it was part of the adventure and it wouldn't have been an Irish holiday without some rain. But that's what attributes to the beautiful, green landscapes of Ireland.

These photos remind of my trip to Ireland last year for this food styling and photography workshop hosted by Lens & Larder. I met a lot of inspiring people, one of them being the talented Jette Virdi. She recently launched her new blog and I was honoured to be the first to guest post with this recipe.

Ireland Road Trip
Ireland Road Trip
Ireland Road Trip
Ireland Road Trip
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2 comments

  1. Gorgeous! How did you plan your trip? I'm planning a similar trip for next fall, and I'd love to hear any pointers or good advice from your experience.

    - Kelsey

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  2. Thank you Kelsey!

    We pin pointed the places we really wanted to see but gave ourselves some flexibility each day in case we changed our minds. As we were staying in camping sites, we decided on which area we wanted to stay each night and aimed for that, ensuring we could also physically drive the distance. If you are camping, I would also ring ahead where you can to book a space. We were there in summer and a couple of the sites we turned up at were at full capacity and we were turned away.

    I was actually surprised at how many miles we clocked for what looked like a short distance. I should warn you that a lot of the roads are quite narrow country roads and challenging to drive in.

    If you're into Kayaking, I would recommend a night Kayak with Atlantic Sea Kayaking where you get to see boi luminescence in the water. Unfortunately, I couldnt bring my camera with me that night to capture the experience but it was an amazing.

    As for Skellig Island - I would recommend booking your ferry journey well in advance as they book up really quickly in the summer.

    I hope you get great weather but bring some wet weather gear! Enjoy

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