Over the past few years I have often heard Irish people talk and reminisce about the warm summers of the mid-1970's and early 1980's. I often rambled on about it myself sometimes.
Well, after this summer of 2013 I reckon all that might quiet down a little. Last month was one of the warmest Julys in recorded history of Irish weather and I had the luck to be on holidays right there when it all happened. I want to post a few photos on my blog here for my own record and also just to show the world that Ireland can be a wonderful place when she gets some sunshine! (okay, it can be a pretty good place without the sun too!)
I went on a little roadtrip from Dublin to the west coast of Ireland with some friends from Finland. It was really great to show my home country at it's best and I think the Finns enjoyed it. Also it was their first ever visit to Ireland, so a bit extra-special! I don't like to do on-the-spot travel blogs as I am usually too busy enjoying myself to start typing. But over the next few entries in my blog I will post some photos of the places I visited, including County Galway, County Clare, the Aran Islands, Kilkenny City and firstly my hometown Dublin.
Lambay island, off the coast of Dublin.
Coastal rocks near Malahide in County Dublin
View over Dublin from Deer Park Golf club in Howth, County Dublin.
View of lighthouse from Howth summit in County Dublin.
View of Dublin Bay from Howth summit.
Dublin Bay on a sunny day in July.
Gravediggers Ghostbus at Glasnevin cemetary.
Moore street, Dublin
The famous GPO (General Post Office) and
the infamous Spire on O'Connell St.
Interior of the GPO (General Post Office)
Statue of Daniel O'Connell
Trinity College, Dublin
Old parlimentary building, now the Bank of Ireland.
Ron Black's Dawson Lounge: Dublin's smallest pub
Take a look inside on this Norwegian news video below.
Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin
St.Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
The Church of Guinness, Dublin
... you can almost smell it's goodness!
The gates of heaven
Lost souls follow the signs!
The Wellington Monument in the Pheonix Park, Dublin.
The Real White House . The President of Ireland's House
Old Jameson whiskey distillery, Dublin.
The Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin
Grounds of Trinity College, Dublin
Viking splash tour, for our scandinavian cousins!
Wicklow street, Dublin
Georges Street Arcade
Hogan's bar, South Great Georges Street, Dublin
Correct Time at The Long Hall pub on South Great Georges Street
South Great Georges Street, Dublin
Temple Bar area
Oliver St.John Gogarty Pub
Nice pub, but the biggest rip-off in Dublin!
Hard Rock Cafe, Dublin.
Don't expect to get inside with so many students about!
Deception of the highest level!!!
O'Connell Street by bus
Arthur Guinness lived here!