Monday, 13 October 2014

Sights and Scenes: Ireland

Ireland, a land of many faces
10 Sept 2014 | From Sue of Guernsey

Castles, pre-Christian monuments, thatched cottages and panoramic views of mountains and lakes

Ireland is one of Sue's favourite destinations. She adores the beautiful scenery, ancient sites, and the friendly Irish people. She spent yet another vacation in Ireland and sent me this lovely postcard as souvenir. She sent me two postcards from Guernsey before so I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Though for a moment I was thinking if I have made my part of our previous swap :p

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic to the west of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St Georges Channel, and after which it is the largest island of the British Isles archipelago. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth.

Ireland is blessed with timeless, age-caressed landscape, dramatic scenery, striking cities, beautiful castles, mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage sites, cute-as-a-button villages, and a fascinating, friendly people. Some of the most beautiful places in Ireland are the Cliffs of Moher; the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Skellig Islands; Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, the Giant's Causeway; Ireland's most scenic tourist trail, the Ring of Kerry; Glenveagh National Park, Ireland's second largest National Park; The Burren; Connemara National Park; Glendalough, or the 'Valley of Two Lakes'; and the remote Cooley Peninsula.

Any view from Ireland can be beautifully turned into a photograph or be translated into art.

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