Friday, July 27, 2012

Southern Ireland

Hello ... Are you well?
Fancy a little jaunt to Southern Ireland? Cobh and Cork to be exact ...

Ireland was our last cruise stop - then it was a short hop across the Irish sea back to Liverpool
I have never been to Ireland and the few hours we spent there was certainly not long enough to take in everything that this beautiful Island has to offer ...
Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic before making her fateful voyage ... then it was known as Queenstown 


There is a fabulous museum and heritage centre just on the quayside 
Here is a link should any of you wish to check it out ... 
Around 6 million people emigrated from Ireland between 1848 and 1950 ... the majority settled in the USA and this statue commemorates the first ever emigrants to be processed at the newly opened Ellis Island ... Annie Moore and her two little brothers ...She was just 15 years old.




and right next door is the train station to Cork ...  We opted to spend the few hours we had both in Cork and looking around the heritage centre
By coincidence ... my sweet friend Kirsty sent me this postcard from San Francisco


Beautiful pretty coloured houses ... never did I expect to see a similar thing in Ireland ... but just take a look


Looks more like Italy!



... And never did I expect to see the steep roads like San Francisco ... but I saw this in Cork


Wouldn't like to walk up and down there too often!

Cork is alive with shops and bars ... 


I would like to go back and spend a weekend here just looking around

Of course Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle ... and it is easy to see why ... the land is so green and lush ... this last photo was taken on a moving train and I had to zoom right in to get this ... but it is probably my favourite because it is so ethereal ... and so Ireland!


I hope you enjoyed your trip with me today... 

Till soon be safe

~ Ros ~








19 comments:

Jak said...

I love all the colours of the houses, looks very pretty.

Ive been to Dublin and Wexford, that was a lot of fun but I havent been to Cork..one day maybe x

Sasha said...

Thank you, for showing us your lovely photo's Ros. Everything looks so pretty.
I need to visit Ireland as my grandmother came from there, she died when my dad was just two years old. I need to do some research...I keep putting it off x

Sylvia said...

I never got to visit Ireland when I lived in Scotland, Ros, but I would have love to. My ancestors were among those who made their way from Scotland to Ireland during the Potato Famine. Your photo's are beautiful. Have a wonderful evening!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful photos Ros. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Hugs~

jacirascrap said...

Que viagem fantástica...adorei as casinhas coloridas...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I do enjoy your vacation photos, and I can see bits of SF too! Thanks for sharing!

Ira Huberts said...

Wonderful photos again Ros and I can see the similarities between San Francisco and Cork! How fabulous, but kind of logical, too, a lot of former Europeans have brought their traditions to the US. It was lovely of you to take us on another beautiful tour!
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Deb Hickman said...

What a beautiful place , Ireland is on my places to visit. Have a great weekend. Deb xxxx

Lynnda said...

Gorgeous photos Ros... thanks for sharing...I've never been to Ireland before... look so interesting!!!... hugs...xoxo

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, so gorgeous, Ros--and I hope you had a GREAT time!!! I LOVE travel photos!!!
XO
Cindy

Linda B said...

Beautiful photos, Ros... love these row houses in the different colors. Such a wonderful experience to visit other places.

Tracy said...

You bet I enjoyed it! My gr-gr-gr grandmother came over from Cork in the early 1840's. She ended up in New Orleans where she met my gr-gr-gr-grandpa who was from Dublin. I love to dig around in my roots but alas this pair has become a stone wall for me in Ireland. You can bet if they have any kind of genealogy center in Cork I would have been planted there for a while. LOL Thank you for sharing your pics Ros. Hugs!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos Ros! Thanks for taking us on a tour!

Diane said...

What lovely pictures..would love to visit there, but doubt I will ever get to, so seeing your pictures was like being there a little bit! A friend of mine, her Mom and 2 sisters just got back from a 10 day visit there, I enjoyed listening to all the fun and crazy times they had...thanks for sharing yours!!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Thanks for taking me on this "trip", Ros! I love looking at travelling-photographs!
Sorry for being so lazy in commenting lately - I felt, that I needed a break during summer. I concentrate a little more on my photography skills right now (come and visit me on my new photography blog, if you like) - the natural light is so wonderful during the summer months!
I hope you´re fine!
Hugs,
Ulina

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wooow, gorgeous scenery... I love visiting places, shame about having to travel so long to some of them...! lol; )

Stella said...

I could live there :)
Maybe we can visit Ireland together some day..... Gorgeous photos!
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Linda R said...

What a beautiful place to visit. It does remind me of San Francisco.. Thanks for sharing your photos once again with us. I really enjoyed them..

Hugs~

Heidi said...

Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing:)
I've always wanted to visit Irland and after seeing your lovely photos I guess I just have to make it happen:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

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