Earlier this month we visited Ireland for the first time—perhaps, not the last. Great food, friendly people, ancient history, and amazing scenery greeted us in every town and roadside stop.
Here’s another 12 photos telling the story of our visit, this time with a mostly architectural theme. The Irish have been altering their landscape with the abundant stone found on their island for 1,000s of years. This gallery features stonework from The Round Tower at the Rock of Cashel (circa AD 1100) to present day Dublin.
If landscapes are more your thing, you’ll be amazed by the views in the previous gallery: Wild Ireland.
Philosophers, The Old Library, Trinity College, Dublin
Taming the Landscape, The Burren National Park, Ireland
Exploring the Rock of Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland
The Long Room, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
Life Takes Hold, Muckross House, Killarney National Park, Ireland
The 1,000-year-old Round Tower, Rock of Cashel
Ruined Cathedral, The Rock of Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland
European Robin, Dublin, Ireland
Plain of Tipperary from The Rock of Cashel
Gift Shop in the National Museum of Archeaology, Dublin, Ireland
Gothic Chapel, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, National Park, Ireland
House of Prayer, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, National Park, Ireland