A drive around Slea Head on the West Kerry peninsula, watch the majestic Atlantic unfold in all its majesty the Blasket Islands sparkling in the distance and drive back in time to a timeless landscape
A stroll down Grafton Street in Dublin on a Saturday morning as the shoppers mingle and the musicians play and the great street theater unfolds.
Eyre Square in Galway during Galway races week as the Western city comes alive with gamblers, chancers, singers, poets, Galway hookers and every kind of humanity in town
Croke Park Dublin on All Ireland hurling final day. Watch the world’s most ancient game, played by CuChulainn according to the Irish sagas
The Hill of Tara in Meath. Seat of the Irish high kings where history reaches out and touches the present,\
Glendalough in the Wicklow Hills where the ancient monks came to pray, be solitary and fast. Solitary it was and is, a great stillness and beauty.
W.B. Yeats grave, Drumcliff graveyard, Sligo. The resting place of perhaps the world’s greatest poet, and a place to savor the silence and the plain but magnificent epitaph “Cast a cold eye on life, on death, Horsemen pass by”
The Glens of Antrim. Far north of Belfast a beautiful unspoiled and untrod landscape, forgotten during the Troubles, now being rediscovered all over again.
Beal Na mBlath, the Mouth of the Flowers, a few miles outside Cork City where the great Michael Collins fell and Irish history changed forever.
Inishowen Peninsula, Donegal. Hear the ancient language of the Celts spoken in everyday fashion, walk the wild mountains and spectacular beaches.
(bonus!) Where else but The Cliffs of Moher? They were good enough for Harry Potter so they are good enough for us!
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