This is a collection of Sandalsand’s pictures from Ireland. They are from a couple of visits, many years apart.
My first visit to Ireland was on a road trip around the island in 1994. The second was a long weekend in and around Dublin in 2019. If you look up my articles from Ireland, you will presently only find this one. I have yet to tell the stories from these visits. In the meantime, start with these pictures from Ireland.
Images from a day trip out of Dublin into the Wicklow Mountains, visiting Glendalough and Powerscourt House & Gardens.
In and around Dublin, Ireland on a long weekend visit. It was good to come back after so many years.
This gallery offers photographs from most of Ireland's counties, a result of a week-long road trip around the island. It's such a beautiful country.
Afterwards, find all photo galleries on Sandalsand.
Learn about Ireland on Wikipedia. Here is an excerpt:
Ireland (Irish: Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe. The capital and largest city is Dublin, on the eastern side of the island. Around 40% of the country’s population of 5 million people resides in the Greater Dublin Area. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.
The Irish Free State was created, with Dominion status, in 1922 following the Anglo-Irish Treaty. In 1937, a new constitution was adopted, in which the state was named “Ireland” and effectively became a republic, with an elected non-executive president. It was officially declared a republic in 1949, following the Republic of Ireland Act 1948.
Dublin has one of Europe’s major financial hubs. After joining the EC, the country’s government enacted a series of liberal economic policies that resulted in economic growth between 1995 and 2007 now known as the Celtic Tiger period, before its subsequent reversal during the Great Recession.
Ireland is a developed country. Quality of life ranks amongst the highest in the world and the country performs well in several national performance metrics including healthcare, economic freedom and freedom of the press. Ireland is a member of the European Union and is a founding member of the Council of Europe and the OECD. The Irish government has followed a policy of military neutrality through non-alignment since immediately prior to World War II and the country is consequently not a member of NATO, although it is a member of Partnership for Peace and aspects of PESCO.