Ireland, a masterpiece

The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine.

(Seamus Heaney)

Lough Tay
Lough Tay (Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow)

Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible.
(Charles Haughey)

What Ireland needs now above all else is peace.
(Albert Reynolds)

Sally Gap
Sally Gap (Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow)

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride
with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

(William Butler Yeats)

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29 thoughts on “Ireland, a masterpiece

    1. Ah thank you so much… Ireland is the best subject you can ever find… at least to me. Might change my view if/when I ever make it to Canada :D)

      1. In Canada the west is lovely with the big mountains and green/blue lakes. The central plains are cool with the flat landscape and wheat fields, but that gets old fast ;) The east has rolling hills. Central Canada where I live is more cities with nature around. Niagara Falls is great, but I think I take a lot of Canada’s beauty for granted since it is my home.

  1. Beautiful! I was in Ireland in the 70’s for a week, traveling with a bus pass. I remember how the country seemed like it had been shrunk (this was the first place I stopped after the US) and how green it was. Great breakfasts, too. :-)


    1. Ireland has changed dramatically since then; you probably wouldn’t recognise Dublin and the rest of the country anymore. Ugly housing estates and large shopping centres have taken over lots of green areas. And yes, love the breakfasts also, no need to have lunch if you have a breakkie like that :D)

    1. Yes, love the song! And Wicklow. Still find it hard to capture that it is only about an hour from where I live, yet I don’t go there enough.

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