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A Circuit of Ireland - Short Stories and Tall Tales

As a challenge for myself, I decided to see if I could travel around Ireland and come up with 2 images in each of the 32 counties in a calendar year. Setting a time limit for anything is always a challenge in itself and so it proved in this case. Apart from all the normal commitments that slowed me down, the weather certainly wasn't a great help much of the time. In the end the images were compiled over a period of 2 years and having started the project I was determined to finish it no matter what. For a small country we are blessed with many wonderful places and every county has it's interesting features. Those representing each county here are not necessarily the most famous sights to be seen in that county (although some are) but merely what was most photogenic at the time I was there. Hope you enjoy looking at this Circuit of Ireland. The journey begins in the north west of the country with Sligo and Donegal and then progresses in an anticlockwise direction.


 Ireland - Co.Sligo - Ben Bulben  Ireland - Co.Sligo - Knocknarea from Lissadell Beach  Ireland - Co.Donegal - Cliffs at Slieve League.  Ireland - Co.Donegal -  Inishowen - Fort Dunree.
 Ireland - Co.Mayo - Knock Basilica.  Ireland - Co.Leitrim - Volkswagen at Glenview Folk Museum near Fenagh.  Ireland - Co.Leitrim - Mohill Horse Fair.  Ireland - Co.Mayo - Achill Island - View from Minaun Hill  with Keel Beach below.
 Olivia by window light.  Ireland - Co Galway - Aran Islands - Inis Mor - Dun Eochla fort.  Ireland - Co Galway - Kinvara - Dúnguaire Castle.  Ireland - Co.Roscommon - Castlecoote House - Drawing Room.
 Ireland - Co.Clare - The Burren - Donkeys taking it easy.  Ireland - Co.Tipperary - Holycross Abbey.   Ireland - Co.Tipperary - Rock of Cashel.  Ireland - Co.Kerry - Killarney - Gap of Dunloe - Turnpike Rock and Black Lough.
 Ireland - Co.Clare - Doonagore Castle - 16th century tower house above Doolin.  Ireland - Co.Limerick - Lough Gur.  Ireland - Limerick - St Johns Castle and River Shannon.  Ireland - Co.Kerry - Dingle Peninsula - Gallarus Oratory
 Ireland - Waterford - Bishops Palace - Drawing Room.  Ireland - Co.Cork - Gougane Barra - St Finbarrs Oratory.  Ireland - Co.Waterford - House of Waterford Crystal - Glass blowing.  Ireland - Co.Cork - Kinsale - Colourful old pump and telephone box.
 Ireland - Co.Wexford - New Ross - Dunbrody Famine Ship.  Ireland - Co.Wexford - Hook Head Lighthouse.  Ireland - Carlow - The Courthouse.  Ireland - Co.Carlow - Brownshill Dolmen.
 Ireland - Kilkenny Castle - The Long Gallery.  Ireland - Co.Wicklow - Luggala.   Ireland - Co.Wicklow - Glendalough - The Upper Lake.  Ireland - Kilkenny - St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower.
 Ireland - Co.Offaly - Clonmacnoise - Cross of the Scriptures.  Ireland - Co.Kildare - Celbridge - Castletown House - The Staircase Hall.   Ireland - Co.Offaly - Birr - Elegant Georgian doorway.  Ireland - Co.Kildare - Maynooth College.
 Ireland - Co.Laois - Glenbarrow Waterfall.  Ireland - Co.Laois - Emo Court - Dome interior.  Ireland - Co.Longford - Longford  By Pass - The Violin.   Ireland - Co.Longford - Aughnacliffe Dolmen.
 Ireland - Co.Meath - Slane - Francis Ledwidge Museum.  Ireland - Co.Meath - Trim - Trim Castle.   Ireland - Co.Westmeath - Lough Owel.  Ireland - Co.Westmeath - Belvedere House  - Jealous Wall.
 Ireland - Dublin - Trinity College - The Campanile.  Ireland - Co.Louth - Cooley Peninsula - Carlingford.  Ireland - Dublin Castle - The Grand Staircase from Battleaxe Landing.  Ireland - Co.Louth - Mellifont Abbey - The Lavabo.
 Ireland - Co.Fermanagh - Enniskillen - Plunketts Bandstand.  Ireland - Co.Cavan - Ballyjamesduff - Cavan County Museum - WW1 Trench replica.  Ireland - Co.Monaghan - Glaslough - Castle Leslie - Drawing Room.  Ireland - Monaghan Town - St Macartans Cathedral.
 Ireland - Co.Cavan - Shannon Pot - Source of the River Shannon.  Ireland - Co.Armagh - The Argory - West Hall Staircase  Ireland - Co.Fermanagh - Enniskillen - Castle Coole.  Ireland - Co.Down - Hillsborough Castle.
  Ireland - Co.Down - Mount Stewart - Staircase and Stubbs painting.  Ireland - Co.Antrim - Giants Causeway.   Ireland - Co.Antrim -  The Dark Hedges.  Ireland - Co.Armagh - Navan Centre at Navan Fort.
 Ireland - Co.Derry - Mussenden Temple is dedicated to Herveys cousin Frideswide Mussenden.  Ireland - Co.Tyrone - Wilson Ancestral Homestead.   Ireland - Co.Tyrone - Ulster American Folk Park - The Mellon Homestead.   Ireland - Co.Derry - Derry - Guild Hall.