I managed to make my first trip to Ireland fairly special. As it was my first trip since leaving my day job, I spent a month taking in the Irish Isle. In the grips of the coldest winter in decades, it wasn’t so much the green island of popular imaginings, but it was a place of history, beauty, and yes, more friendly and warm people along the way. My trip began with a fast bus ride around the country. If I hadn’t been staying, that trip was so fast it would have just barely been worth it. If your time is limited, I really do suggest picking an area of Ireland and sticking it out there. At least I had three more weeks to take in Dublin and Galway, which I dearly loved.
What follows are very much first round photos. Some are snapshots and they aren’t all keepers by any means. It’s a peak inside my travels and editing process if you will. If you would rather see what I consider my finished print-ready photos, please be sure to check out my prints.