Connemara Countryside – Republic of Ireland

The quintessential Irish landscape, endless rolling hills of green. It feels like we drove through the region for hours but with every new bend in the road was another breathtaking view. In a way it was good I was on a bus I didn’t control or I would of stopped over a dozen times in the first hour alone. But words can’t describe how beautiful this area in western Ireland is… and the photos barely do it service as well!

Its just so majestic, the landscape… not me 😛

Mid-way through our travels in Connemara we came across a small village nestled beside a shallow wide river. Here was our afternoon stop where we could try Irish Coffee or Hot Chocolate (both being mixed with Irish cream). I went with the coco and it was amazing.

Gaynor’s is our afternoon stop for a hot beverage!

The Gaynor’s field bar itself was pleasant nook which had a faint smell of smoke from the fire place and was full of locals in addition to the odd tourist that had stopped like us to grab a nip and use the facilities.

A final group image as we leave the Connemara Countryside, definitely making the “return” list.

Westport, Republic of Ireland

Westport, a Picturesque Irish Town on the West Coast of the Island. This town is fully of colourfully painted row houses with quaint shops and bold murals hidden in the alleyways. There is a series of rivers that flow through the town and there is an abundance of activity.

Originally planned on getting some Italian Ice Cream, but they were closed for the day.
Another Mural – I’m guessing Woman’s Suffrage?
There are these rivers everywhere (or its the same river and I got lost…)
Irish TARDIS? Telephone Booth? Or is it actually a Defibrillator?

What a treat West Port was! I almost forgot to grab something to eat I was having such a great time. But I managed to grab a hot sandwich and join the group – eating while we all made our way back to the bus for our next location!