Travel Journey of the Week: Ireland

FenceI know the topic is extremely broad this week, but it fits my thoughts.  I am in need of a place that offers healing and kindness.  When I was there for a long layover this past summer after I found out my mom was on life support, I felt rejuvenated and ready to handle any situation that stood before me.  My challenges are different right now, but I bet the affect of visiting the Emerald Isle would be the same.  Have you been to Ireland or have thoughts about Ireland?  Here is how you can contribute:

1. Each Sunday, a place will be set as the theme (it could be a city, landmark, national park, etc.)

2. If you are familiar with the place and would like to contribute, you will write a post and title it Travel Journey of the Week: Ireland.

3. Your post can be any medium that works for you; videos, photos, descriptions, itineraries, personal memories, poems, ticket stubs, etc.

4. Finally, be sure to provide a link back here so everyone can connect and share their own take on the place: https://liberatedtraveler.com/2013/09/15/travel-journey-of-the-week-ireland/

Travel Journey of the Week: Ireland

Ireland has such a unique place in my heart because it was my first trip abroad.  I went with my aunts, mom, and grandmother the summer before high school began.  I never knew people could speak English so differently than me, yet I felt so connected to them.  The places we saw combined natural beauty with unique architecture that I had  never seen.  I went home dreaming of my experiences and craving more.

Digital cameras were pretty much nonexistent then, but my dad let me take his good 35mm camera.  Here are some photos of the trip that I have scanned.  I apologize for the quality of the images, but I think they still get the point across.  Be sure to check out the captions to find out more.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Tvor says:

    Ah Ireland! Lovely country. Been there twice and really want to go back
    http://tvortravels.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/travel-journey-of-the-week-ireland/

  2. Heyjude says:

    Well I have only been to the Emerald Isle once and that was almost ten years ago to the day so I have had to cast my mind back – here it is
    http://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/travel-journey-of-the-week-the-emerald-isle/
    Jude xx

  3. Elizabeth Krall says:

    Great photos, great theme, great story to go with your photos (although the one of a toilet rather threw me!). I especially like the photo of the potato famine sculptures. Thanks for hosting this challenge! Here is my own contribution for this week:
    http://elizabethkrallwriter.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/irish-waters/

  4. Linda says:

    See. Even at age 14 you had an eye for photography.

    1. I wish I could go back now to take pictures. I know so much more…

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