As a solo traveler, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to travel the globe on my own. While being away from family and friends isn’t always easy, sometimes I luck out and they come to visit me! My aunt and uncle recently traveled to Ireland during the summer of 2016 to visit. We embarked upon a road trip through both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. While a typical travel route to Ireland begins with a stop in Dublin and over to Galway, we decided to take a different route.
The first few days took us through Northern Ireland, beginning in Belfast. While Northern Ireland is sadly famous for The Troubles, I sure hope that won’t stop you from visiting this beautiful part of the world. Yes, there has been violence in the past, but the country has been relatively safe since 3 ceasefires and the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. I have felt incredibly safe during my three visits in Northern Ireland. The country has a rich, yet complex history which is worth learning more about. In this photoessay, I’ll share photos from Belfast, up the Causeway coast, and to the walled city of Derry.
After leaving Derry, we headed into beautiful County Donegal and to Sligo. I look forward to sharing additional images from the left side of the road, stay tuned!
Written in: Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland