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Ireland in May
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Jan 13, 2020 23:02:05   #
steve L Loc: Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
 
rustfarmer wrote:
Dingle is a must see. We found exploring small side roads on the West coast fun. Signs saying "Pier" will often lead to a tiny quay and old ruins.


Brandon Point, Dingle peninsula...Nora Murphy's Pub, on the rock bound Western coast...great photo ops !!
Say Hi for me !!
Jealous !!! Have to go to Las Vegas this year !!!

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Jan 14, 2020 06:08:17   #
Heather Iles Loc: UK, Somerset
 
AGO wrote:
Make sure you try both the Guinness and the Smithwicks. This might also help with the driving.


Shouldn't drink and drive. It is an offense over here.

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Jan 14, 2020 07:59:26   #
02Nomad Loc: Catonsville, MD
 
Oh, I forgot, driving the Ring of Kerry is a true adventure!

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Jan 14, 2020 10:03:01   #
PhotoPhred Loc: Cheyney, Pa
 
What's the weather like during that time of year. I am planning to go once I get health clearance. I would like to travel as light as possible. Have a great trip. Thanks.

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Jan 14, 2020 12:22:38   #
Dannj
 
02Nomad wrote:
Oh, I forgot, driving the Ring of Kerry is a true adventure!


Especially when the tour buses are coming in the opposite direction🤪

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Jan 14, 2020 16:17:44   #
rebride Loc: 2,000 Light Years From Home
 
Mike Blythe wrote:
Try researching “The Wild Atlantic Way” it’s the route most people follow for photography.
Just pop it into a search engine and you will get lots of information.
Excellent time to visit as flowers will be coming into bloom
Have a fabulous trip.
Hope this helps.


Photo of poster at the Swanky Bar in Talbert while getting coffee and sandwiches before boarding the Shannon Breeze ferry.


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A View From Ferry
A View From Ferry...
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Jan 27, 2020 09:59:05   #
Ron Snyder
 
The Giants Causeway has many opportunities for great photos but you really need to folow a path West on the high cliff side for the best location.
The village of Rathmullan is a special place to stop and photograph the houses and Lough Swilly; Fanan Head Lighthouse is located North of Lough Swilly at the entrance to Lough Swilly from the Sea. I recommend renting a B&B in Rathmullan and use that as a home base for two or three days because of the hospitality of the residents. There is a guy there named Paul Deeney who puts a lot of pictures on the Rathmullan facebook page that is more than willing to tell you the best places to go for photos.
Rathmullan is also a reasonable distance from Donegal Castle that has an interesting history and the interior is really cool to phonograph. Donegal is only abot 26 miles from Rathmullan straight line distance, takes about 45 minutes to drive.
In London Derry or Derry depending on who you talk to is the old city's walls from the 1400's that you can walk the top of and provides an interesting landscape.
Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park which is West of Rathmullan about 30 minutes has a ton of photo opportunities but costs a small amount for admission.
On an inlet from the Sea id a town called KINSALE; I highly recommend it because it's an old seaport town that is used today by pleasure boaters out of England and the building have that old Irish look.
If I knew more about where you intend to fly into I could better advise you; actually, just about every 20 miles is something to consider photos of but you don't have that much time I am sue.
Not knowing where you are located I can't give you much of a reference for size and width but the Ireland is a country about as long North to South as Ohio and 1/2 as wide; other than around Dublin and the WEst side most of the country is two lane highway. B&B's are the way to go for overnights and Cottages is the best for a few days. If you would like more info; shoot me an email at snyder3078@aol.com and I will reply with my phone number and give you the scoop. I can also tell you where not to bother with; I have been there multiple times; my daughter lives there.
Ron Snyder

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