Graham Mayor

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In 2005, my daughter's employer moved to Ireland and she followed her job there, so this was an excuse to visit and add some photographs of the region

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All Aboard

The Irish Ferries ship Ulysses waits to take on passengers at Holyhead port. The Ulysses leaves Wales for Dublin. The ship's reception area
The ship's observation lounge and bar.    

Back on dry land

Rush harbour North of Dublin Malahide where the rich(er) folks hang out The fine deserted beach at Skerries
Skerries Mill Our favourite beach at Portmarnock Howth harbour is a major fishing port
Storm clouds loom over Howth yacht basin. It rains a lot in Ireland. One advantage of having a fishery business is the potential to produce first class fish and chips. This shop at Howth is well worth a visit. The historically significant River Boyne, here photographed close to the scene of the battle.
The Boyne estuary The Giant's Causeway, not surprisingly the most visited location in Northern Ireland More unusual rock formations at the Giant's Causeway
More Giant's Causeway rock formations... ...and again! Back in Eire, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
The ruined church at Glendalough    

Summer Holiday - July 2006

Skerries beach at low tide Skerries Mills from the same viewpoint. Fishing boat returns to Skerries harbour
Howth Howth harbour lighthouse Rush harbour and beach
Portmarnock beach ... ... Looking the other way towards Malahide Malahide marina
What a difference a bit of sunshine can make to the turnout at Portmarnock. Coastal view on the Ring of Kerry ... ...and again ...
... and again The main street at Killmare on the Ring of Kerry. One of the harbour seals at Howth
I didn't know the RNLI operated in the Republic of Ireland? Part of a much larger flotilla of private yachts leaves Howth Harbour for an evening sail. Take away the sun and have the beach at Portmarnock to yourself - even though it was still 25 degrees!.
Compare this picture of Portmarnock beach with the one a few rows above! Interesting cloud formations above Howth Marina And so farewell to Dublin - and don't forget those Butler's Irish chocolates from the shop on this esplanade .
Dublin Airport    

Spring Holiday - April 2007

The harbour at Howth - and the fleet is at sea The Asgard II - a sail training vessel in Howth Harbour The Asgard II again
Lambay Island peeks out of the morning mist Portmarnock Beach is one of our favourite locations ... ... and a couple of hours of gentle stroll from end to end ...
... though some like a speedier approach .. and off into the distance. A section of Malahide Marina .. and don't you just love the name of that boat?
The Estuary walkway Malahide This was our rental car - The Astra 1.8 SRI Automatic - which we took over for the duration ... surprisingly quick, not surprisingly thirsty, and a very hard uncomfortable ride. Lambay Island
A Martello tower between Portmarnock and Malahide. converted for residential use. The promenade at Bray, South of Dublin Bray from Bray Head
Rescue helicopter at Bray How do you swim 'on rocks'? Howth Head
The harbour wall at Howth Howth Head The harbour from Howth Head
The Irish Ferries ship Ulysses on an unusually flat calm sea heads for Holyhead The Ulysses promenade deck - the last resort of the smoking passenger Holyhead Port
The final few metres