|The Colourful St Patrick's Day Parade, Dublin 2012|
|Kylemore Lough, Kylemore, Connemara|
|Saturday Market Stall, Galway|
If there is a down side to travelling around Ireland in the low season it is that some B&B's you have scoped out to stay in may not actually open until nearer to Summer. We only found one of our B&B choices closed during March.
Also closed during the colder months are some of the castles & historic sites but we found very few where this applied & where it did apply, there were still fabulous photo opportunities to be had of the exterior of these historic places.
|Jaunting around the grounds of Muckross House, Killarney, Co. Kerry|
|Coastal Co. Clare between Doolin & Ballyvaughan|
|The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare|
|Coomeenoole [North] Strand, Slea Head, Dingle Peninsula|
|The Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland|
While I’d love to return to Ireland for St Patrick’s Festival weekend again next time, there are many other Festivals in Ireland I’d love to experience too. So I’m thinking my next trip might have to be around August for the King Puck Festival in Killorglin & the Music Festival known as Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Each year, hundreds of musicians take part. In 2013 it is being held in the 2013 City of Culture, Derry.
|Head of the Bay, Bantry, Co. Cork|