Ireland Photo Tour Blog Friday August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Ireland Photo Tour 

Friday August 30th, 2013

Our first shoot this morning was along the river Liffey.  Every foot and car bridge are unique and interesting to photograph.  We started at the Beck Bridge near the new convention centre and worked our way along the river. The distractions were many as the side streets beckoned some exploring too.

We then visited Farmleigh house which is the former home of the famous Guinness family.  It sits on 98 acres of land and was sold to the irish government in 1998. The house is now open for public viewing by appointment and is used for visiting dignitaries. One of the security gentleman told Dave he had a nice chat with our Prime Minister when he was here recently.  A beautiful house with history well preserved.

Tonight we were at the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner, music, and Irish dancing. It was a great night of Irish entertainment, food and I’m sure a few Guinness’s were consumed. Tomorrow we will be visiting the Guinness Storehouse and brewing factory and one final photo shoot around Dublin City Centre. Enjoy a few images from today and good night from Dublin.

A romantic morning along the River Liffey.


Just to keep with the romantic theme this morning.


Back Packing in Dublin ... notice you must have green boots to do in right!!


We came upon a side street that had some amazing graffiti.


It went on for a few blocks, adding people was also fun.


One more fun shot.


No explination necessary.


Beck bridge on the River Liffey.


A river cruise is a great way to see the sights along the Liffey.


Many creative ways to capture the bridges.


The Dublin Convention Centre can be seen reflecting off the river.


Another interesting view.


This little garden had it's own starcase at the side of the house.


Lots of colour.


Can you spot the hitch hiker??


Ross did not want us to tell his secret ... he left his wife behind. We won't tell Ross.


There is so many stories happening in this photo ... study it for a minute.


In the coach yard at Farmleigh house.


Anne Marie photographing some of the many flowers at Farmleigh house.


Front view of the house, Guinness purchased it plus the 98 acres in 1800's for 9,000 pounds. All 98 acres are still intact.


The estate is closed to the public when forgein heads of state visit as this is were they are accommodated.


The conservatory of Farmleigh House.


A young visitor to the estate today.


Heading into the Merry Ploughboy Pub.


David getting ready to test out a new mode of transportation.


Ron ... do you see any resemblance.


Sitting down to dinner and an evening of entertainment.


Introducing the Merry Ploughboy's. They have been preforming together for 24 yrs


Merry Ploughboy Irish Dancers.


Everyone having a grand time.


Another shot of the Ploughboy's. They put on a great show.


More of the Irish Dancers, they also put on an excellent show.


One last shot of the dancers this evening.


Well it's hard to believe tomorrow is our last day in Ireland, 15 days have gone by in a flash ... yes pun intended.  Good night from James, Dave and the Ireland Photo Tour Trekkers.


Please add a comment

Posted by Heather on
I have enjoyed all of the photos. Have a safe journey home!
Posted by Bill & Carol on
We have enjoyed all the great pictures and each day's commentary. What a great tour! Safe journey home.
Posted by Doreen on
Pictures and blog have been great to follow. Safe travels home.
Posted by Betty Ann on
These past 15 days have been excellent entertainment each and every morning. Looks like a blast! This pub night looks like a trip in itself. Sue and NA please pack me a Guinness fresh from Ireland. Just wondered if the nuns prayers were answered? Safe journey home.
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