Irish roads

Some beautiful Irish roads to travel down.

I've just returned from a wonderful ten-day visit to see my Brother and sister-in-law
who live in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
We spent  quite a few days travelling around in the Republic of Ireland
(you DO know there are two different 'Irelands', don't you?).
Anyway, it's a beautiful place if you're not bothered by the weather. Here's some of what I was able to see over there. It's only a small samples, but I'm sure you'll get the idea.

 
There are no direct flights in to No. Ireland from here in Florida so
we had to fly to Dublin and the take the train north to Belfast.
This is the Famous Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin. It has fast become
the most photographed part of the Dublin skyline alongside the Poolbeg towers. 
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This is 'downtown' Glenties. Glenties is a village in County Donegal, Ireland.
It is situated where two glens meet, north-west of the Bluestack Mountains, near the confluence of two rivers. Glenties is the largest centre of population in the parish of Iniskeel.
Fun little town (one city block long, it has seven bars, a hotel and a bookmaker's shop)
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My brother's cottage overlooking the Gweebarra River.
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Some roads in Donegal County look and feel like the US west.
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One of the roads through Glenveagh Natinaol Park - it's the second largest national park in Ireland.
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Beautiful mountains surround you everywhere in Ireland.
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Surely doesn't look like Ireland as you imagined, does it?
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On a back road heading in to DoocharyVillage in the Republic of Ireland.
An Dúchoraidh or An Dúcharaidh, meaning "the black weir", is a small village in the Rosses area of County Donegal, Ireland. Doochary is within the Gaeltacht, meaning the Irish language is the main language used there. Doochary was awarded the 'Tidy Towns' award in 1997.
The entire town center consists of ten buildings.
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A shepherd's path leads the way down towards the Gweebarra River
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Everywhere you look there are ruins of former houses and sheds,
some dating back hundreds of years. Here's a few more:
 


 

Bouncing and bumping along merrily...

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