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Ireland Adventure Wrap-Up…

I flew into Raleigh yesterday afternoon after a hectic “mad capped” day of traveling from Downtown Dublin to the Dublin airport, turning in the Rental Car and getting Andei to her Ryan Air flight for Rome and to my flight back to the states.  Driving in Ireland can be stressful to say the least.  I’m still getting used to driving back on the right side of the road.  I’m not going to attempt putting into words how incredibly special this trip was for me.  Sharing my love for Ireland with my daughter and taking her to all my favorite places in Ireland was a dream come true.

meshootingcastleWe not only got some excellent photographs – we got to spend some quality time together and that to me is what really made the trip worthwhile.  Our mutual love for photography added an additional dimension to the trip – I must admit I learned some new things from her as far as photography is concerned.  It’s very easy to get caught up in one’s own personal style.  Andei looks at EVERYTHING in such a new and fresh way, where as I can be jaded and not see potential photographs in the “little things” – I am so impressed by her “photographic eye” and creative sensibility.  Here are a few more images from our last days in Ireland.  They are all Andei’s photographs. I was shooting black & white pinhole with my Diana Camera.

Thatched Cottage, Bunratty Ireland by Andei Keough

Thatched Cottage, Bunratty Ireland by Andei Keough

Tourists at Bunratty Castle

Tourists at Bunratty Castle

Tourists Taking a Break, Bunratty Castle, Photo by Andei

Tourists Taking a Break, Bunratty Castle, Photo by Andei

Traditional Ireland Bedroom, Photo by Andei

Traditional Irish Bedroom, Photo by Andei

Kids Resting at Bunratty Castle, Photo by Andei

Kids Resting at Bunratty Castle, Photo by Andei

Traditional Irish Step Dancing, Bunratty Irish Night by Andei

Traditional Irish Step Dancing, Bunratty Irish Night by Andei

Irish Dancing, by Andei

Irish Dancing, by Andei

Traditional Irish Music Night - by Andei

Traditional Irish Music Night - by Andei

Japanese Garden in Kildare Ireland by Andei

Japanese Garden in Kildare Ireland by Andei

Japanese Garden Reflection by Andei

Japanese Garden Reflection by Andei

Dad shooing a Pinhole Photograph with Diana Camera

Dad shooting a Pinhole Photograph with Diana Camera

Having Fun Shopping by Andei

Having Fun Shopping by Andei

Cheers!

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7 comments on “Ireland Adventure Wrap-Up…

  1. Paul
    May 19, 2009

    Beautiful country, beautiful people, great stout!

  2. Patrick Keough
    May 19, 2009

    I can’t agree more with you Paul. The people of Ireland are very, VERY special indeed. The most hospitable folks you will ever meet anywhere on the planet. Andei and I got lost in Dublin (twice) trying to find our B&B and everyone we asked for directions came up to the car and tried so hard to help us with directions. It’s one of the few places in Europe where Americans are still truly liked and respected. Its also difficult to take bad photographs of Ireland because it is such a beautiful and picturesque place AND as far as the beer is concerned…it is absolutely GRAND!

  3. Shannon
    May 20, 2009

    I love the tourist shots that Andei took. Oh… and that Guinness hat fits you… Can’t wait to see more pics. Take Care 🙂

  4. KerrLee
    May 20, 2009

    Welcome back! Thanks for sharing Eire– pix are brilliant. Hope to see more.

  5. Rainey
    May 22, 2009

    Hi there Patrick ..it’s Rainey from that little shop Se Si in Templbar, Dublin! Your daughter couldn’t decide between THREE little skirts -do you remember?!!She was like a little kid in a sweet shop! Anyway, you’ve taken back home with you some really grand images of my homeland..Andei really has a good eye & a great command of the camera eh?
    Great to have met you both
    Slan agus go gcuire dia an t’adh ort!(best of luck)

  6. Rainey
    May 22, 2009

    There ya go ! my blog

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