Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

A few random scenes from our trip to Ireland in 2008.....
Carrick A Rede Bridge, County Antrim

Antrim Coast

Carrickfergus Castle

Irish countryside
Two views of the Giants Causeway



A pub in Dublin

Newgrange, County Meath

Irish Countryside

Ancient Celtic Cross of Monasterboice

Half Penny Bridge over the Liffy River in Dublin

Some colorful Dublin doors



Like the warmth of the sun


And the light of the day


May the luck of the Irish


Shine bright on your day!



35 comments:

TheWritersPorch said...

Pat.......the pictures are just beautiful!We plan to go next year if things go as planned! Thanks for sharing!

pammiejo said...

I want to go and I will one of these days. Happy St. Pat's to you too! Thanks for the beautiful sharing of pictures! PAM

M.Kate said...

Beautiful pictures. I was in Dublin a long time ago and still have the shamrock paper weight. Happy ST Patrick Day Pat, much love/M

Ciao Chow Linda said...

What a beautiful country and beautiful photos too.

Vee said...

Oh I wondered if we'd see Ireland here today. So glad that we did. I loved it when first posted and I love seeing it today. I even remember some of those photos, which I'm taking as a good sign.

Enjoy a fun day, Pat!

Tracy said...

Perfect post for today, Pat! Happy St. Pat's Day. Wishing many blessings today and every day! Today is actually hubby's and my 9th wedding anniversary! Not because we're Irish as you know ;o)...it was the only date available for our winter courthouse wedding--LOL! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Gracie said...

I have a sort of irish stew for dinner tonight! Just celebrating the memories of Ireland....

Junie Moon said...

What a great trip you had and the photos are wonderful memories. We're talking about a trip to Ireland, but will probably wait for a few years.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Michele said...

Those photos are gorgeous! Now I see that it's true, Ireland really is very green!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a glorious trip, Pat! And I love those bright doors! Just so picturesque. Here's wishing you a lovely St. Patrick's Day with bloggy friends! Hope it was lovely. Wish I could join you. Know that I did in spirit...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Now here's a true Irish post...with some lovely 'green' pictures. What could be more peaceful...than Holstein cows grazing down by the water?

Have a wonderful day!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Happy St Patrick's Day! ~ Susan

dana said...

I just KNEW you would be off to the wonderful parade today! I hope you have a blast! I so enjoyed looking at some of your great photos from your Ireland trip! I recall your great shares last year!!

Your recipes on previous posts look yummy, too! I had my friends over yesterday for a Breakfast of Green and we fixed Irish Coffee! We'd never done that before---we all agreed it was yummy!

Have a great day! Dana

Suey@sullivan&murphy said...

Pat, Thank you for sharing your tour of the Olde Sod. Good Fortune to you on this day of green! Sue

Elisa Day said...

I love your post!

Snooky doodle said...

nice photos! happy st Patrick s day

Paris said...

Awwww...that is my DREAM VACATION!! :)

Happy GREEN day! :P

Melissa Miller said...

What gorgeous scenery and photos. Love the castle.

It looks like a dream... :)

~Happy St Patty's Day Pat!

louise said...

Happy St Patricks Day Pat. I do hope you enjoy all the festivities. x

Lisa B. said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day Pat!! Beautiful photos...the first two really take my breath away!!

Beverly said...

Pat, I just knew I would come here today and find some of your wonderful pictures from your trip.

And, look at your little Leo. He is gorgeous.

jeanne said...

Hi Pat, I love your Ireland photos. Gorgeous shots. I enjoyed your Irish stew, and Irish coffee post too. Mmmmmm. I want to visit Ireland some day.

Have a great evening.

Hugs...Jeanne

Mama said...

Stunning photos Pat, the Irish countryside is a thing of beauty to be sure. Happy Saint Patrick's Day, hope you had fun in the city and at the parade. hugs, Kathy.

Charli and me said...

Dear pat, These pictures were just wonderful! I've always wanted to go there so thank you for giving me a little peak. Your stew was wonderful! Thanks again for the recipe ♥ Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Pat,
Did you kiss the blarney stone? My Aunt did and had to hang upside down????? Pictures are beautiful and a Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hope it was grand! I wish I could be there to celebrate with you in the Big Apple, Pat!

XO,

Sheila :-)

~Cheryl said...

Those pictures certainly revived my desire to travel to Ireland! Thanks for posting them.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I love your pictures of Ireland. Just beautiful! Leo is growing so and is absolutely gorgeous.

steviewren said...

You had some beautiful weather when you were in Ireland. I wish I had seen Newgrange and Tara. My favorite spot was Cashel Rock.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I remember these beautiful photos Pat. That swinging bridge still gets me, the scenery is awesome! Happy St.Pat's Day to you and yours!
xox, Marie

Willow said...

I think Ireland is going to have to be on my must visit list now. I have an Irish ancestress and people always say that Southern California in the spring looks like Ireland!

Happy St Patrick's Day to you, too!

Donna said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Pat!! My dream is to go to Ireland someday! I also found the information about the wild parakeets so interesting! I would never have imagined that they would be able to survive through these cold northeast winters!!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Maria said...

Beautiful photos and colours!! Now I just have to go there!! :)

once in a blue moon... said...

LOVED YOUR TOUR! so many excellent shots~ did you walk that bridge? that kind of thing terrifies me...

Michael Lee West said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wish I could be there now!