Favorite Ireland Photos

Well that was the longest blogging break I have taken since I started back in 2009! I would love to say I was totally unplugged, but the reality is that I have been crazy busy with work and spent the past 10 days working from Ireland. In between emails I got in sightseeing and family time though, and while heartsick for my favorite place on earth, I am also feeling energized to enjoy the rest of the summer and to conquer the work and travel ahead.

While in Ireland, we spent a lot of time with local family and family visiting from Boston and Italy, and we also enjoyed some unexpected beautiful weather after their miserably rainy July. I have a few posts on activities in Ireland to come, but as  I slowly reenter everyday life and shake off that heavy heart that always goes with leaving, I thought I would share some favorite photos of the trip. Enjoy!

Galway St. Nicholas Church {Blue skies over St. Nicholas Church in Galway on Saturday Market Day}

 

Irish roses {One of the hundreds of gorgeous roses in my mother-in-law’s garden}

 

sunset on Galway Bay {Watching the sun go down on Galway Bay from Rinville}

 

running in Galway {Windy day on Galway Bay}

 

cows in Ireland {Mama and baby cows!}

 buskers in Galway  {Incredibly talented buskers on the streets of Galway}

 

nights out in galway

{Huge smiles and drinks to-go on a night that ended at 3:30 am during Galway Race Week}

 

Irish coffee

{The perfect Irish coffee at Pat Cohan’s in Cong}

Connemara pony {One of the Connemara ponies I tried to kiss}

Connemara

{Gorgeous Connemara beaches}

 

house in Ireland

{The gorgeous house near Carraroe, where the whole family spent a couple of days}

Gaeltacht Ireland

{The front lawn of the house, and it’s sea views}

currach county galway

{Currachs in Connemara}

 Ireland sunset {Sunset in Connemara}

house in Connemara

{The view from the upstairs of the house we stayed in}

Connemara

{Beautiful Connemara}

view from Errisbeag

{Views from Errisbeag}

 

Connemara horses in Ireland

{Horses on the road}

Abbeyglen {Abbeyglen Castle}

 

We spent two beautiful days at an amazing house in Bealadangan in Connemara and had time to play outside, go hiking, have a picnic, and cook big family dinners. Walks to the pier, wine glasses in hand, running around in the front yard, and enjoying the stunning views were top priority. We also went for a hike of Errisbeag, not making it to the top as we had the last time, due to high winds and our little hikers, but having lots of fun on a lovely Connemara day. Instead we went to the Abbeyglen Castle for cocktails and Cokes, not a bad trade off.

More to come on boating, zip lining, and eating in Ireland!

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  1. Molly Galler’s avatar

    Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear more details of the trip. Sorry to hear you had to work the whole time. From the photos it seems that you had some fun breaks!

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  2. Jenna at Boston Chic Party’s avatar

    Love the photos- glad you had a good trip! Looking forward to seeing more pictures to come :)

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