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HOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's PicsCan you hear the fiddles playing already! BUT not before 10pm at least!Selected Scenic Views of Ireland

The Irish Republic  Northern Ireland

 Sequence of Scenic views, interesting places to visit and stay, good walking areas, tourist attractions etc.

County ... Clare * Cork * Donegal * Galway * Kerry * Kilkenny * Louth * Mayo * Sligo *

 * Tipperary * Waterford * Wexford * Wicklow * Northern Ireland (Co. Fermanagh) *

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County Clare - West of Ireland

39. The west cross and St. Fachtnan's Cathedral, Kilfenora, County Clare

40. Leamaneh Castle near Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare

41. The Paulnabrone prehistoric portal dolmen, The Burren, County Clare

42. The limestone hills and pavements of The Burren, near Ballyvaughan, County Clare

43. The richly decorated 'Romanesque' south doorway of the ruined late medieval church at the monastic site of Dysert O'Dea, near Corofin


County Cork - South West of Ireland

17a. The memorial near Durrus to the terrorist attacked Air India plane 1985 which crashed into the sea off west Co. Cork and 17b. silhouette at night

18. Evening light as the Beara Peninsula is viewed from the Sheeps Head Peninsula, Co. Cork

19. The sea, rocks and cliffs of Toe Head, Co. Cork

20. Walking on the hills above Gougane Barra lake, Co. Cork

21. The Kealkill stone circle and standing stones, near Bantry, Co. Cork

22. Looking across to Barley Cove from the Mizen Head road, Co. Cork

23. Mizen Head and the old lighthouse (now a heritage centre), Co. Cork

24. The rock formation near the old Mizen Head lighthouse (now a heritage centre), viewing from the linking bridge to the light house, Co. Cork

25. The cliffs near Mizen Head, Co. Cork

26. Looking across to the Beara Peninsular from the Sheeps Head Peninsula walk, Co. Cork

27. The cliffs near the tip of Sheeps Head Peninsula, Co. south-west Cork

28. Sunset over the Beara Peninsula, Hunger Hill middle right, viewed from Sheeps Head Peninsula Co. Cork

29. Sunset over the Beara Peninsula, Hunger Hill middle right, viewed from Sheeps Head Peninsula Co. Cork

30. Loch Hyne (Ine), Co. Cork


County Donegal - North-West of Ireland

1. Mamore Gap, Urris Hills, Inishowen, Donegal

2. The Wake - Doagh Island Famine Museum, Donegal

3. Evening sunlight on the Urris Hills, Donegal

128. Horse riding on Rathmullan Beach (strand), Rathmullan, Fanad Peninsula and looking across Lough Swilly

129. The wonderfully long beach at Rathmullan Strand, Fanad Peninsula, Co. Donegal

130. An old boat on the grass at Rathmullan Beach, Rathmullan, Fanad Peninsula, Co. Donegal

131. The sculpture of the 'Flight of the Earls' by John Behan, above the beach at Rathmullan, Fanad Peninsula

132. The blue flag Portsalon beaches, Fanad Peninsula, Co. Donegal, Ireland

133. Fanad Lighthouse, Fanad Head, Fanad Peninsula, looking across to the Urris Hills on the Inishowen Peninsula

134. Lichen on rocks near Fanad Head, Fanad Peninsula, Co. Donegal Ireland

135. A washed up tree stump 'sculpture' on a pebble beach near Fanad Head, Fanad Peninsula, Co. Donegal

136. The Lough Swilly Ferry connects Rathmullan on the Fanad Peninsula and Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula

137. The 'Hiring Fair' sculpture in Market Square in the busy, bustling and expanding town of Kilkenny

138. Muckish Mountain ('The pig's Back'), Derryveagh Mountains, near Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal

140. Lough Veagh and the Derryveagh Mountains, Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal

140. Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh Estate, Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal

141. The Urris Hills covered in heather and cloud, Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal, Ireland

142. Pollan Beach, Pollan Bay, Ballyliffin, Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal, Ireland

143. Trawbreaga Bay from Doagh Island (Doagh Isle), beaches and sand dunes of Back Strand, Inishowen Peninsula

144. Looking across Trawbreaga Bay to the Five Fingers Head from Doagh Island (Doagh Isle), Inishowen Peninsula

145. A post-storm evening view from Buncrana Pier, Inishowen Peninsula, of the incoming Swilly Ferry from Rathmullan

146. The quayside of Ramelton which is set on the banks of the River Neannan

147. Bridge of small town of Ramelton, with a few Georgian houses and setting on the banks of the River Neannan

148. The pier, lifeboat and beach at Buncrana, on the shore of Lough Swilly, Inishowen Peninsula

149. Race horses cooling off after a run on Rathmullan Beach on the shores of Lough Swilly, Fanad Peninsula

150. The stained glass windows and wooden altar of Rathmullan Catholic Church, Rathmullan, Fanad Peninsula


County Galway - Connemara - West of Ireland

4. The Twelve Bens, Ballynakill Harbour, descent from Tully Mountain, Connemara, Co. Galway

5. Mweel Rea Mountain, Connemara, County Galway, Fuchsia and Monbretia in the foreground, so typical of the colourful hedgerows in the West of Ireland

6. Mweel Rea Mountain and Lettergesh Beach

7. The Mountains of Connemara (Mweel Rea and the Maumturk) viewed from The Renvyle Peninsular, County Galway

8. Renvyle Beach, Connemara, Co. Galway, Mweel Rea and Maumturk Mountains

12. Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co. Galway


County Kerry - West of Ireland

44. The coast between Dunquin and Ballyferriter, The Dingle Peninsular, Co. Kerry

45. The Blasket Islands viewed from the cliffs above Dunquin Harbour, The Dingle Peninsular

46. The steep path down to the tiny harbour at Dunquin, The Dingle Peninsular

47. Pony riders on Ventry Beach, The Dingle Peninsular, Co. Kerry

48. Fishing boats in Dingle Town harbour, The Dingle Peninsular, Co. Kerry

49. The beautiful scenic setting of Dingle Town and Harbour, The Dingle Peninsular

50. The narrow entrance to the huge natural harbour of Dingle Harbour, The Dingle Peninsular

51. The clearly marked ogham stone above Wine Strand Beach near Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsular

52. Monbretia lined hedgerows on the way down to the Blasket Islands interpretive centre at Dunquin, The Dingle Peninsular

53. The coast near Dunquin, The Dingle Peninsular, Co. Kerry

54. Smerwick Harbour and the Brandon Mountain range viewed from above the village of Ballyferriter

55. The Gallarus Oratory, The Dingle Peninsular

56. The fabulous Inch Beach, The Dingle Peninsular

57. The broody cloud covered Brandon Mountain range viewed from the top of the Connor Pass

58. The cloudy Brandon Mountain range viewed from Brandon pier, Brandon Village

59. Rough seas at Cloquer Strand on the coast near Dunquin, The Dingle Peninsular

60. The Three Sisters and Smerwick Harbour on the coast near Ballyferriter

61. The Three Sisters walk near Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsular (1)

62. The Three Sisters walk near Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsular (2)


County Kilkenny

34. Leac An Scάil (Kilmogue) Dolmen, the tallest portal tomb in Ireland

35. Granagh (Granny) Castle, on the banks of the River Suir, County Kilkenny

36. The multi-arched bridge over the River Nore at Inistioge, County Kilkenny


County Louth

11. The Mourne Mountains of Northern Ireland viewed from Blackrock, County Louth in the Republic


County Mayo (mainly the fantastic Achill Island at the moment)

77. The tall spired church, elegant bridge and River Moy at Ballina Town, Co. Mayo

78. The sheltered, safe and beautifully simple blue flag beach of Keem Strand (1), Achill Island

79. Keem Strand (2), 80. Keem Strand (3), 81. Keem Strand (4), 82. Keem Strand (5)

83. Boats at the pier of Purteen harbour near Keel Beach, with Minaun Cliffs beyond, Achill Island

84. Old laid up boat at Purteen Harbour near Keel Strand, Cliffs of Minaun in the distance, Achill Island

85. Kitesurfing and surfing at Keel Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

86. Kiting water sport at Keel Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland. The two mile long Keel Strand is a favourite location for kitesurfing on Achill Island

87. Sea canoeing or sea kayaking from Keel Beach, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

88. Convent at Pollagh Village (between Dooagh and Keel) where the grass is cut by the sheep, Achill Island

89. One of the prehistoric megalithic court tombs on the southern side of Slievemore Mountain, Achill Island

90. Slievemore Mountain from across the Golden Strand (blue flag beach), Dugort (Doogort) Village, Achill Island

91. Off lobster fishing! departure from Doogort (Dugort) pier, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

92. Dooniver Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland. A very quiet beach with grand views

93. Dooniver Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland. A safe beach for aquatic activities!

94. The Cliffs of Minaun and Clare Island in Clew Bay viewed from the west of Keel village, Achill Island

95. The Cliffs of Minaun viewed from Pollagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

96. A currach near the beach, bay and village of Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

96. A currach near the beach, bay and village of Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

98. The tourist information centre, Cashel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

99. The delightful blue flag beach at Dooega Village, Dooega Bay, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

100. Kildavnet/Kildownet Castle, linked with the Grace O'Malley', Granuaile), Achill Sound, Achill Island

101. A forward looking dog hitching a boat ride near Kildownet/Kildavnet pier, Achill Sound, Achill Island

102. Hills, islands and Croaghaun Mountain from the sandy and pebbled beach of Keel Strand (1), Achill Island

103. Keel Beach (2), 104. Keel Beach (3), 104. Keel Beach (4)

106. The cliffs of Minaun, Keel Beach (6), a wonderful 2 mile long sandy strand with a huge pebble storm beach

107. Sailing dingies on Keel Lough (Keel Lake), near Keel village, Achill Island

108. Our view of the Minaun Cliffs from our holiday cottage in Dooagh Village, Achill Island

109. The beautiful scenery of Ashleam Bay (1), on the south east Atlantic Ocean coast of Achill Island

110. The wonderful Ashleam Bay (2), on the Atlantic Coast Drive on the south-east of Achill Island

111. The beautiful and unspoilt Atlantic coast east of Ashleam Bay (1), Achill Island, Co. Mayo

112. The magnificent scenic Atlantic coast east of Ashleam Bay (2), coastal walking on Achill Island

113. Clare Island from the south-east Atlantic coast of Achill Island on the very scenic Atlantic Coast Drive

114. Part of the fantastic Atlantic Coastal Drive east of Ashleam Bay, south-east coast Achill Island

115. Commemoration memorial plaque to the Atlantic rower Don Allum in Dooagh Village, Achill Island

116. A cloud-topped Slievemore Mountain viewed from the west of Dooagh Village, Achill Island

117. The magnificent Cathedral Rocks at the eastern end of Keel Strand under Minaun Cliffs, Achill Island

118. Sunset over the Minaun Cliffs and Clare Island in Clew Bay, pictured from above the village of Dooagh

119. The Minaun Cliffs at sunset from above the village of Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

120. Large quartz/quartzite rock and a view across to Croagh Patrick ascending Slievemore Mountain, Achill Island

121. Summit of Slievemore Mountain, Achill Island, looking west to Croaghaun and east to the Nephin Mountains

122. Descending the ridge of Slievemore Mountain down to Doogort (Dugort) and its beaches, Achill Island

123. A fine hedge of Fuchsia on the road from Doogort (Dugort) to Dooagh, Achill Island

124. A typical fine hedgerow of Fuchsia, Monbretia and Purple Loosestrife, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

125. Old Celtic cross and holy well, graveyard near the 'Deserted Village' on Slievemore Mountain, Achill Island

126. The 'Deserted Village' on the slopes of Slievemore Mountain, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

127. The quiet reflective atmosphere of the Prayer Room, Knock Airport, Co. Mayo


County Sligo - West of Ireland

13. The chambered court cairn tomb of Creevykeel on the main Donegal - Sligo road

76. A scene of the Dartry Mountains/Darty Mountains near Glencar (Co. Sligo)


County Tipperary

15. Hore Abbey, below the Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

38. Cahir Castle, Cahir Town, County Tipperary


County Waterford - South-East Ireland

9. Dunmore East harbour, County Waterford

10. Dunmore East beaches, County Waterford

16. Splendid array of flowers conveniently watered through the window, near Lismore Catholic Cathedral, Co. Waterford

31. The Dunmore East memorial to people who have lost their lives at sea, Co. Waterford

33. Fishing boat off Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

37. Looking east down the River Suir on the waterfront at Waterford, Co. Waterford


County Wexford - South-East Ireland

32. Hooke Head and lighthouse at the end of the estuary of the River Suir (working and also a heritage centre)


County Wicklow - East Ireland

14. View of Wicklow mountains over Dublin Bay from the cliffs of Howth

(see Dublin area for Glendalough pictures)


Northern Ireland (NI)

All from County Fermanagh at the moment

63. Killadeas Church (Church of Ireland), Co. Fermanagh  64. Ancient stones in Killadeas churchyard

65. Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

66. The fine setting of the Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

67. The Buttermarket, Enniskillen Town, Co. Fermanagh

68. The main street and Town Hall Tower of the busy, bustling and friendly town of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

69. The courtyard of Castle Archdale, Co. Fermanagh

70. Panel of stained glass from the 19th century house in the museum of Castle Archdale, Co. Fermanagh

71. Lower Lough Erne - a memorial to an RAF crew killed in a WW2 crash in WW2 and the Romanesque entrance to the ancient church on White Island

72. The eight 9th-10th century carved figures in the ancient Christian community site on White Island, Lower Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh

73a. The grand house of Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh

73b. The original Irish Yew tree in the grounds of Florence Court House, Co. Fermanagh

74. Part of the walled and hanging gardens of Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh

75. Walking in the grounds of the magnificent 18th century mansion of Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh

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Recommended Books of the districts and regions of Ireland  *

Mike Harding "Footloose in the West of Ireland" (a super entertaining read)

Margaret Greenwood, Mark Connolly & Geoff Watts "The Rough Guide to Ireland" (endless information)

Cary Meehan "The Travellers Guide to Sacred Ireland" (good for lots of historic-archaeological sites)

Paddy Dillon "Irish coastal Walks" (excellent walking guide)

Paddy Dillon "Collins Rambler's Guide - Connemara" (excellent walking guide)

Kevin Corcoran "West of Ireland Walks" (excellent walking guide)

Kevin Corcoran "West Cork Walks" (excellent walking guide)

Patrick Simms & Tony Whilde "Walk Guide - West of Ireland" (excellent walking guide)

Barry Raftery "Pagan Celtic Ireland - The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age" (very interesting and readable archaeology)

"The Hidden Places of Ireland" by David Gerrard

* Please get further publishing details from the internet *

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