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Bringing home the "Flock" ...

I went to Inishturk Island this June to travel with the local farmers out to Caher Island to bring the flock home, a couple hundred sheep from an island with very little access, rocky shoreline and a couple of miles of water between it and Inishturk. I joined the team of farmers, helpers and their sheep dogs to record this amazing, essential island farming activity.
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Colclough Walled Garden

Driving on the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, I came across Tintern Abbey, a Cistercian Abbey founded by William Marshall, the Earl of Pembroke in c1200. The Abbey was occupied from the 16th Century up to recently by the Colclough Family. Miss Marie Colclough, who lived in the Abbey until the 1960’s, died as recently as 1983.
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Kilmokea House and Gardens

Kilmokea House and Gardens. Seven acres of manicured walled area and lush tropical, jungle like woodland, a peaceful experience with a magical touch for all the family.
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Food and Wine experience in an old Viking Town....Wexford

It was a slightly damp afternoon today but fun, enjoyment and expectancy was in the air as kids and adults alike explored and sampled what was on offer at the Wexford Food and Wine Festival today, Saturday the 24th May, 2014.
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Clare Island, home of Granuaile (Grace O’Malley) Ireland's “Pirate Queen”

Clare Island is a small island that lies off Co Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland. Roughly five miles x three miles in size, it was once population with around 1700 people. Now, sadly, around 140 live on the island. A hilly landscape of fertile farmland and bracken but devoid of trees, it is a wonderful island on which to relax, walk and enjoy the peace and quiet with only the sounds of nature, the wind and the sea to contend with.
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"Fish & Chips" Mecca in the South East of Ireland

The “The Saltee Chipper” is a Mecca for Fish & Chips in the South East of Ireland and is located in the fishing port of Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford.
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Irish National Heritage Park

A journey deep into Ireland’s past: an experience for all the family… A living Museum located at Ferrycarrig on the outskirts of Wexford Town in the South East of Ireland.
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The Soul of Wexford: a town and estuary, where the River Slaney meets the Irish Sea.

The town of Wexford in South East Ireland is teeming with riches and treasures.
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  • About Author

    John Ironside FRGS
    Photographer, Travel Writer, Author

    Having spent many years as a professional photographer, I have been privileged to be witness to so many wonderful happenings, meeting so many amazing people all over the world and enjoying their cultures, hospitality and experiences.

    Through my travel business, I traveled extensively into Africa, South America, Caribbean and Europe bringing clients into these regions so they could experience the cultures and traditions of the communities, understand better the environment, the value of conservation and the caring of nature through adventure and environmental travel.

    Through my photography and travel writing I convey these experiences to others so that they too can enjoy and understand the moments that travel brings with it.

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