Some of my favourite Irish places

Bray Head, Co. Wicklow

Portion of a walkway which leads along the cliffs between Bray and Greystones above the main Dublin to Rosslare, Co. Wexford railway line. The railway line runs through several tunnels and is on the very edge of the cliffs. Over the years the sides of the cliffs have been eroded and massive protection procedures are in place to protect the line. The outer tunnel seen here is one which was cut off many years ago when part of the cliff collapsed.


Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo

Ireland's Holy Mountain and place of Pilgrimage. Every Summer thousands flock to climb it and some even do it barefoot.


Glenmacnass Valley, Co. Wicklow.

Heaven on Earth.


Kilmore Quay

A small fishing village in Co. Wexford.


The Aran Islands

Situated outside Galway Bay. Accessible by ferry from Galway. Aer Arann also fly to the islands using Islander aircraft - a rare experience. The pictures shown were taken on Inishmore, the largest of the three islands.




You'd never think a place like this could be about 5 minutes from a capital city suburbia


Dublin Bay

Hazy view from Killakee with Howth head just barely visible



All photos copyright Pat Cleary