What’s all this talk about Ireland being a damp and sometimes slightly sullen isle weather-wise? We visited earlier in the year and spent a week touring around the southern counties, stopping where we wanted and enjoying the beautiful views in almost perfect sunshine!
The southern peninsulas of Kerry and Dingle were particular highlights with Kinsale town also being a cool destination. We covered some miles but stayed in some gorgeous campsites along the way. Safe to say, we will be back. My previous visit had been a fleeting one to the east coast and that had some photographic opportunities but the south is famed for its views and scenery and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Although not a photographic trip per se, we still managed to get the cameras out to record our road trip and capture some images along the way.
The above image of Portmagee was inspired by some images I had seen on the trip and I liked the way it captures the colourful village with a backdrop of hill fog creating a scene that I expect is all too familiar in these parts.
This shot was taken near Tintern Abbey and was just as a heavy shower was about to unload! The weather gave the image a good light and dream like quality.
Showers were infrequent but heavy during our first day but this led to dramatic shots before the inevitable downpour.
Another lovely sky and hint of a rainbow in a lovely town.
Finally the weather we hoped for and stayed for the rest of our trip. Taken in the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula.