Happy St. Patrick’s Day



Just a short post this morning with a couple of pix to celebrate what was always a fun day growing up in Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday back home, and although it hasn’t quite reached those heights here in the US, there are enough ex-pats to make sure that it gets plenty of attention. Anyhoo… here’s a sampling of photographs from my home country, leading off with The Dark Hedges, and followed by a few other famous and not so famous sights…







lough leane boat


BWDunmore Head




gap of dunloe4

Kinbane Castle

See more of my Ireland photographs…

here:ย http://www.acadiaandbeyond.com/p641596536

and here:ย http://www.acadiaandbeyond.com/p830260940

39 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Seรกn

    David, fantastic images! You have a great eye!, & love your processing! Hope Oliver s well, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photographs of Ireland. Such a wonderful way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. My humans and I hope you and your family (those with two legs and those with four!) have a beautiful day.

  3. Kevin McGinn

    Thanks for the great pictures. Always enjoy seeing what you are doing. Hope all is well. Happy St. Patrick’s day!

    • David Patterson

      I’ve seen photographs and heard stories about how Chicago celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Seems like quite a party!

  4. Andrew Thomas

    Great selection David! We were flying home and somewhere over the Pacific we were informed it was now St Pats Day…..so we got to celebrate it before you, or anyone else in the USA, did. In fact I think it was before it was even St Pats day in Ireland!
    cheers Andrew

    • David Patterson

      Thanks Andrew. I’ve been enjoying the awesome photographs from your recent trip to the US, and I will look forward to seeing more when you get home and settled back in.

    • David Patterson

      Thanks Linda. Me too… it’s a couple of years now since I’ve been home, and I’m definitely starting to get the itch to return.

    • David Patterson

      Thanks Robin. More Oliver to come… no worries. Actually, I broke the “real” camera out over the weekend as he and I walked the golf course, so there’s a fix on the way for the Oliver lovers.

  5. Did not know you came from Ireland – almost Denmark ๐Ÿ˜‰ !!!
    My favorite is the first one, what a road! (I also love Guinness – although some of the new microbreweries are doing a better stout!)

    • David Patterson

      Thanks Truels… born and raised in a little place called Lurgan. Never was a big Guinness drinker myself, but it seems so appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day.

    • David Patterson

      Thanks Karen. I’m getting VERY close to venturing back down to Acadia, despite the lack of warmer temperatures.

  6. Inspired and pretty

    A superb collection of photos David ! I’m always impressed when I see a photo of The Dark Hedges, those trees are magnificent, and your photo is wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

    • David Patterson

      Thanks Jocelyn… it’s quite a unique place, and very impressive to see in person. Glad you liked the photo from there!

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