Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Hey gang! Guess what?
After posting the pictures from Brandon’s trip to Seville, it dawned on me that he has actually been to quite a few impressive locations worth sharing so I raided his travel folder to put something together for another Travel Tuesday post.
When Brandon went to Galway, I was especially jealous because a) it’s Ireland! and b) it was sweltering hot without a beach or pool without empty beer cans floating in it in sight back in College Station.
Ireland, however, was quite nipple-y at the time so I tried to imagine a brisk Irish breeze to cool me britches with while he was away.
According to Brandon, Galway’s an incredibly beautiful place with very friendly people and cute furry goats. While he was there, he stayed at a quaint little B&B where they served fresh, homemade breakfast every morning.
He took a ton of great pictures of Galway, the city he stayed in, but I’m going to dedicate this post to the Cliffs of Moher because they are downright breathtaking.
Can you spot the little dots along the top of the cliff? Those are people!
I hope I get to go back with Brandon one day so I can yell at him for standing too close to the edge and scaring the bajeezus out of me.
Actually, he and his coworker thought it was a good idea to go past barricades that were put up in front of a trail that leads alongside the cliffs.
Apparently there were a few tragic deaths from people falling 1,000 feet off the side of the cliff so they closed off the trails all together.
I’m glad they both came back alive but I probably wouldn’t let him do it again if I were there.
As dangerous as it was, he did manage to take some pretty incredible pictures.
That’s all I have of the Cliffs but I’ll be sure to post the rest of the pictures taken by my fantabulous photographer soon.
By the way, thank you for all of your sweet comments on my whiny post yesterday. It is my choice to work a second job and I shouldn’t complain but it was nice to read your wishes for some R&R. I need to learn to either say no to working or just take a week off from blogging when I do work on the weekend because doing both might leave me looking like a burnt piece of toast.
Have you ever been to Ireland?
Are you afraid of cliffs/heights?
Those cliffs look absolutely stunning! Nature is so awe-worthy at times. My sister is actually going to Ireland to study abroad in a few weeks and I’ll definitely recommend she make the trip over there to see the view!
How exciting for your sister! I think the Cliff of Moher are definitely a must-see!
Wow! He really got some amazing photos! Yeah, I too would not be allowing the standing on the edge of the cliff ;)
Wow, those cliffs are just breathtaking! Truly amazing! What fantastic pics! I’ve never been to Ireland, but it looks gorgeous and is a place I really need to visit sometime.
Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Ireland is definitely on my bucket list – it’s one of the few places in the UK that Eric hasn’t been (he did a three week tour a few years before we met) so I’ve told him that we have to go so we can both explore it.
That’s so cool that Eric has seen so much of the UK! You guys should definitely plan a trip sometime. You would fit right in with your red hair too! ;)
oh my gosh those cliff are GORGEOUS. i would love to go to ireland one day. and omg i am such a rule follower and all around worrier that those photos from beyond the “stay out” signs made me nervous just to look at them :)
That is gorgeous! I bet it is super hard for you to hang back at home while he travels to all of these places. I loved that bowl (platter??) that he brought back from his last trip. Can’t wait to see the goodies he brings you from Seville! Tell him he better ;-)
Yes, I get extremely jealous of his trips but I hold on to the idea that later in life I’ll be able to go with him more often. He always does a good job bringing me back something special too! :)
Oh wow, those cliffs really are breathtaking. I love your travel Tuesdays, but they totally exacerbate my pre-existing travel itch. I just want to go buy a plane ticket somewhere NOW!
Ah, that makes me anxious even looking at haha. It looks absolutely breath taking and SO beautiful, but heights make me a bit nervous.
Ireland has always been probably my number one place on my bucket list (totally random) but for some reason I’ve always wanted to go there.
Everyone always says great things about it.
I know, I would love to go too. It’s actually very rainy and cold there most of the time (which I wouldn’t love) but he happened to luck out with sunshine the entire time he was there.
Sometimes I can’t believe how gorgeous nature can be. The world is such a beautiful place. I think we’re taking a family trip to Ireland next Summer, and now this is making me get REALLY excited!
That’s awesome that you get to go to Ireland! You have to go see The Cliffs while you’re there!!
Wow those photos are amazing! But I would be so scared of those cliffs. I am not afraid of heights per se, but with an open cliff like that I just can’t help but think of someone falling off. It makes me uncomfortable!
Holy cow, those cliffs are gorgeous! I would love to go to Ireland (I’m Irish, so it makes sense. I’m not really afraid of heights so I bet I would love those cliffs!
definitely some gorgeous pics there. breathtaking. I’d be freaking out if someone I loved was standing too close to the edge like that. granted, I have been the person at the edge [which is bad, considering how clumsy i am]. haha.
those cliffs look familar. perhaps it’s because I was watching the marathon of Harry Potter over the weekend, but they look like the cliffs Harry and Dumbledore stood before in The Half Blood Prince. nerd alert.
LOl, you’re too funny!!
Brandon gets to travel to so many cool places!
Tell me about it! I’m always jealous but I try not to take it out on him. ;)
GORGEOUS!! I haven’t been to Ireland yet but it is definitely on my list of places to see.
These pictures are truly gorgeous! I almost studied abroad in Ireland during college…man, I wish that I would have!
That would have been an awesome place to study abroad but you can always plan a trip someday!
Wow those are some amazing photos! My heritage is partially Irish so I definitely want to go visit one day :)
Your pictures are absolutely lovely! The cliffs are gorgeous. I don’t think I would get too close to the edge either! ;)
I just went to the Cliffs of Moher for the first time at the beginning of the summer and they were so beautiful! Except it was nowhere near as sunny as in your pictures! It was cloudy and raining and windy, but beautiful in a kind of gothic novel type of way. It was my second time in Ireland and I wish I could’ve spent more time in Galway but I got to see a lot of castles so I guess that made up for it :)
That’s awesome you got to go! He was lucky to have such a sunny day.
I really want to go see them one day. I’m sure pictures don’t do them justice!
I just found your website through your Quinoa Chocolate cake (which, by the way, was delicious!)and was browsing around a bit and found your travel posts. I went to Ireland last April (check my website for my posts and pictures). The Cliffs of Moher had the most fickle weather while we were there- from sunny to gale winds with sleet in less than 30 minutes! You would not want to be on the edge then. Looks like you are an Aggie? My 2 oldest daughters are TAMU grads.
My husband and I actually had a conversation about it afterwards and he said he regrets standing so close to the edge. There’s no way I would have let him do it if I were there!
And yes, he is an Aggie! I lived in College Station with him while he finished his Phd so I consider myself to be an Aggie by marriage/association. It’s a great school! I’m sure your daughters loved it!