Glendalough, Ireland

To Ed Mooney whose wonderful photographs have inspired me to return to Ireland more quickly.

This is one of my favourite spots in Ireland, County Wicklow, I have a few photos of the monastic site .  We headed down here from Dublin’s fair city.  I was with my daughter who was totally enamoured of the place.  Her cell phone had died so she insisted she be in almost every picture I took in an orgy  of shameless “non selfies.”  I have lots of typical tourist pictures!

These few are more solitary. My camera skills were in a young development ( still are!) so because I love what Ed Mooney has done with a black and white treatment of the same subject  I converted mine with SEP 2 in Photo shop.


st kevin


church yard


The lake at Glendalough is breathtaking and also very similar to the lakes and glens of the Scottish Highlands where our Scottish Nan was born (the Black Isle area). There seemed to have been a lot of going back and forth between Scotland and Ireland in the family, Galway to Edinburgh, and even farther. Very paripatetic lot.



For more photos of beautiful Ireland do visit my Gateways and Journeys Blog

8 Comments Add yours

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    stunning photos, I would love to visit Ireland and Scotland,
    when I was in England I nearly went, but this little whisper kept saying I would never leave if I walked on such sacred ground…if I could think of a way to stay I would be there 🙂

    i love black and white photos… yours are gorgeous
    Thank you for sharing

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    1. thanks so much LadyBlue!! Yes it’s why I go back again and again. ( I also have relatives there too of course) 😀


  2. Ross Duncan says:

    That looks like a wonderful place, I hope to make it to Ireland one day myself


    1. it is!! thank you. And both Scotland and Ireland are breathtaking!! Hope you do!


  3. Great shots Cybele, 🙂 And B&W too, my favorite. Well done.


    1. I’m pleased you like them Ed!! I love yours! Thanks so much for popping by!!!


      1. Anytime, its my pleasure 🙂


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