Sunday, 26 August 2012

Ireland Photo Diary

Hey guys,

As some of you might know I've just got back from a two week holiay to Ireland. I went with my Boyfriend and his family as his Mum's side of the family all live over there. Rob's parents own a house on a tiny island off the coast of mainland Ireland called Bere Island. All his family live on the mainland which is only a short ferry journey from the island so that was very handy.

When I first visited Ireland last year I expected it to be a lot like England however I was completely wrong. Ireland has a rich culture and is a country in it's own right. Ireland is such a beautiful place, it's so green and clean. The main thing that shocked me was that despite the size of the country its population is half the size of London alone, crazy! Although I think the small population is lovely, as in my experience everyone knows everyone no matter where in the country they are from isn't that amazing? 

Rob (my boyfriend) has lots of cousins who are our age so we had a great time going out clubbing with them an we all got on really well. The island was pretty remote so we didn't have internet or even phone signal, it was so nice to be away from it all for a while sometimes you can feel like your life revolves around your phone and computer.

Here's a few photos that I took, I was hoping to take more but the weather wasn't great most of the time, (one of the downsides of living in Ireland). One day it was even a full on storm so we couldn't leave the house!

The Harbor in the early morning

View From the Ferry

 There was on nice day the whole time we were there. My boyfriend and I took advantage of this, we walked to the other side of the island, he fished and I sunbathed. It was bliss.
The Only sunny day! 
Sunbathing on the rocks
The View From our house
The Beach on the other side of the Island
Fishing in the lovely clear water
It was regatta week when we went, one of the best events was the greasy pole. a long telegraph pole is extended off a boat an greased up. people then have to run along it to grab the flag at the end, as you can see most people fail spectacularly.

The greasy pole 
The Beach at the bottom of our garden
Boyfriend skimming stones

Two little boats in the harbor

So there are some of my Ireland pictures hope you like them. I had an amazing holiday and cannot wait to go back next year. Fingers crossed for nice weather!

Have any of you been? What do you think?

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  1. Lovely photos! I've always wanted to visit Ireland, glad that you had a great time :) x

  2. Looks beautiful id love to go to Ireland! x

  3. I absolutely love Ireland, I've been twice and can't wait to go back! Lovely pictures

  4. I've wanted to visit Ireland for such a long time now, so I love seeing pictures of it and hearing of others' visits there, because I still have never been.

    That greasy pole thing looks intense! A bit dangerous, too, it seems...must be fun to watch though! :)

  5. wow, gorgeous pictures, it looks amazing :D
    Cerys ♥


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