Visual Adventure: Instagramming a Journey Around Ireland

Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott November 14, 2013 1

“Your feet will bring you to where your heart is” – old Irish proverb

Ireland is a living history: rubbled stone farmhouses, medieval ruined abbeys and monasteries, and ancient burial sites that date back over 5,000 years. Poke into colorful little villages where stories are traded by day; drop into pubs where lrish music and wisdom echo by night across pints of Guinness whose pours teach the fine art of patience.

A journey around Ireland knows rolling carpets of absolute green yielding to rugged stonewashed cliffs that point to the edges of the earth.  It knows open roads and narrowing hedgerows tracing through hills, ending in a coastline whose winds blow so strong they’ll stop you in your tracks.

Ireland.  Crags and bends, the chill of the rain, the comfort of chowder.  Where the land is lyrical and the tune shifts from county to county.

This is a taste of our Ireland story, a slice of our journey around Ireland the Instagram way.

The essence of the open road in Ireland, the contour of light and land.

The essence of the open road in Ireland, the contour of light and land.

Country back roads of County Sligo, Ireland where the hills are dotted by old Irish farmhouses with rusted roofs and heavy stone walls.

Country back roads of County Sligo, Ireland where the hills are dotted by old Irish farmhouses with rusted roofs and heavy stone walls.

The Cliffs of Moher set into the harsh winds of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Cliffs of Moher set into the harsh winds of the Atlantic Ocean.

Kylemore Abbey tucked away in the Connemara.

Kylemore Abbey tucked away in the Connemara.

Cahersiveen marina, hidden amidst the twists and turns of the country roads on the Ring of Kerry.

Cahersiveen marina, hidden amidst the twists and turns of the country roads on the Ring of Kerry.

St. Mary’s of Duleek, a medieval abbey and cemetery near Newgrange (Brú na Bóinne)

St. Mary’s of Duleek, a medieval abbey and cemetery near Newgrange (Brú na Bóinne)

Looking south from the Cliffs of Kerry at dusk.

Looking south from the Cliffs of Kerry at dusk.

Medieval monastic stairway at Skellig Michael, an island off the coast of County Kerry.

Medieval monastic stairway at Skellig Michael, an island off the coast of County Kerry.

Open skies and fields on the southeastern corner of the Ring of Kerry, en route to Cork.

Open skies and fields on the southeastern corner of the Ring of Kerry, en route to Cork.

The piano man of Plunkett Street, County Cork.

The piano man of Plunkett Street, County Cork.

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  1. Lori November 16, 2013 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Sono stata in alcuni di questi splendidi luoghi della verde Irlanda….sono splendidi…grazie per la loro pubblicazione.

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