Picture Perfect Carlingford County Louth

This Summer I'm exploring more of Ireland with lots of day trips away. We have no holidays booked for abroad so I'm making the most of what we have to offer here in Ireland. One place I visited in the past few weeks was Carlingford in County Louth, it is such a pretty little town with a great buzz and lots to see and do. So if you are exploring Ireland's Ancient East, do stop off in Carlingford...

A Hidden Gem in Ireland's Ancient East

This weekend was a bank holiday here in Ireland and I took an extra two days off work. I visited County Louth on Friday and came across the quaint port of Greenore. It is very small but pretty all the same. There is a tiny village with brick houses which were built for the railway workers and the port workers years ago. There are also some arts and craft design homes which were originally built for railway drivers, they are so beautiful and very unique for Ireland. We spent a short time in Greenore as we didn't have much time and we wanted to visit Carlingford as well. I really loved this wee place and would love to return again.

County Leitrim's Coastline along the Wild Atlantic Way

Did you know County Leitrim has its own coastline? It is the shortest coastline of any county in Ireland but it is one of the most stunning in my opinion, unspoilt and natural. It forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way and has some of the best surfing in Ireland. I always love the seaside, the sea air always does good for the body and soul.

Wanderlust... Take me back to Ile de Re, France

I am forever looking up holidays to anywhere with sunshine, heritage and pretty buildings. Below are some photos from Ile de Re one of my favourite places to visit.

Meet the Animals at Dublin Zoo

I visited Dublin Zoo this week and posted some photographs already, but here are the remainder of my favourite photographs. I loved this one of the hippo with the wee bird pecking his back. He was really enjoying the sunshine..
Flamingos always look so delicate to me, I imagine that their thin legs would break easily. I liked the reflection in the water though...

I am somewhat afraid of Ostriches but this guy was very well groomed compared to the others.. 
This appears to be a Rhino mum and baby... they are huge and have really thick rough looking skin..
This chimpanzee was pottering around with something in his hand which he was examining. Once I zoomed in, it appears to be a dead baby chick :( He didn't eat it when we were there though, perhaps he was just investigating...
King of the Jungle, he looked like the Patriarch 
And finally my favourite-the Elephant. In Dublin Zoo, they seem to have lots of space to roam around in so I didn't get to see much of them
So there you have it, just a few of the wonderful animals from Dublin Zoo.. If you haven't been it is really worth a day out... 


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