Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Dublin at Night

Dublin at Night - St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's day to you all! To mark the occasion, I thought I'd share some images from Ireland - and there's not a green landscape or leprechaun in sight!

Dublin at Night - Long Exposure

Let's be honest, Ireland has been known to milk it's cliché image to appease tourists. Sure, I'm guilty of it - what with the first image littered with more shamrocks than I've ever actually encountered. But I thought sharing some photos from the city of Dublin for St. Paddy's could act as a little reminder that wee 'ol Ireland is more than its twee stereotype. Dublin, in fact, is quite the metropolis, with a buzzing nightlife and culture.

Dublin at Night - Long Exposure

Don't get me wrong, I'm all up for painting the town green on St. Patrick's day! And celebrating the day with a few sips of Guinness (before giving up and passing it to someone else because it is not my kind of drink). But Temple Bar plus pretty rural landscapes does not equal Ireland... There's so many more elements to that equation.

Dublin at Night - Long Exposure

If you've never been to Ireland, I throughly recommend that you visit. Do the obligatory touristy things (like the Guinness Storehouse!) but take a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture as well. Maybe rent a car, go on a road trip and make friends with the Irish people you meet on your travels. We're a friendly bunch, I promise.

Dublin at Night - Long Exposure

Whether you're in Ireland or further afield, happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!

8 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to travel to Ireland!
    Happy St. Patricks Day! :)

    Renee
    www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca

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  2. I am from Belfast! :)
    Happy St. Patricks Day!

    - KVL xo
    www.kayteevivienne.blogspot.com

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  3. Perfect pics!! ;)
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

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  4. Lovely pictures! I've wanted to visit Ireland, and Dublin in particular, for so many years but I'm yet to get round it it. Hopefully one day!!

    Hope you had a fab Paddy's Day!
    Sarah x
    sarahkayblogs.blogspot.com :)

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  5. I love Ireland in fact i moved over from Liverpool, England to live in northern ireland! St Patricks Day was beautiful this year and these pictures really show how gorgeous Ireland is!

    Hope you had an amazing paddys day!

    Rebecca xx
    http://rxbxcca.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/got-secret-to-spill-look-no-further.html

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  6. Great pictures! I love all the lights you captured from the city at night!

    XO,

    Hearts of Gold Blog

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  7. I always recommend for tourists to rent a car and even just drive to the Dublin mountains! Ireland becomes a completely different experience once you leave the city!!

    Chrissy x
    www.chrissylilly.com

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    1. So true, I love that recommendation! :)

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