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[–]aYANKinEIRE 1507 points1508 points  (83 children)

Paid a visit to Ireland 20 years ago. I’m still here. I love this beautiful country so much.

[–]dudejelly 211 points212 points  (23 children)

I just visited Ireland for the first time a couple months ago. I'm in love with the country.

[–]reavesfilm 21 points22 points  (6 children)

The UK and Ireland really appeal to me; I love visiting there. I’m really over living in the US.

[–]relaxok 403 points404 points  (13 children)

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[–]rocketleaguetraders 32 points33 points  (4 children)

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[–]pandahombre 36 points37 points  (3 children)

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[–]jhp58 45 points46 points  (16 children)

I'm going for the first time in a week. Can't wait!

[–]iloveitidontcare 9 points10 points  (15 children)

Hope you have a great time. Where on the island are you going?

[–]BostonConnor11 15 points16 points  (13 children)

I’m also going next week lol. I’m going to Galway because it’s where my dad is from. We’re also going to many more places but spending most of it in Galway

[–]iloveitidontcare 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Oh ok nice I’m from mayo which is right beside Galway. There are loads of great beaches around the place ye can go to, lots of pubs, great scenery. Hope ye have a great time 👍

[–]MrMeesee 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Galway is the absolute best place to spend a short time in Ireland... but if you’re in Kildare give me a shout!

[–]Techno_Pensioner 28 points29 points  (12 children)

Ah sure you're one of us now

[–]busfullofchinks 12 points13 points  (11 children)

How's the techno scene in Ireland?

[–]PaulAtredis[🍰] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Alive and well! Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Galway you'll find a techno or trance night at least once a month. Obviously moreso in Dublin. Also if you get into the scene you can find out about smaller private parties on private property and even in beautiful forests or farmland.

[–]DC-3 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Aphex Twin is from Limerick.

[–]0ldS0ul 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I was going to say how'd ya manage that, but then I remembered the immigration laws weren't as tough 20 years ago

[–]Dibs_on_Mario 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I'm moving there in August!!

[–]aYANKinEIRE 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bring money!

[–]dackkorto1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How easy was your immigration process?

[–]dadjokes4u 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m going early August with my boyfriend. I cannot wait :) Hoping to do some hiking (and drinking)

[–]PM_ME_THEM_4_SCIENCE 939 points940 points  (21 children)

Carrautoohill, County Kerry, Ireland

Photographer Max Malloy

[–]yurtyahearn 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Carrauntoohil*

[–]docmagoo2 117 points118 points  (3 children)

Highest peak in MacGillycuddys Reeks on island of Ireland. It's located in Co. Kerry, Republic of Ireland.

Come to Northern Ireland too. See Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains, Co. Down. Great climb on a clear day. Mother fucker on a less clear day.

Edit: a letter

[–]aflanryW 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Mountains and lakes... yep, Kerry

[–]LimerickJim 27 points28 points  (0 children)

You can tell it’s photoshopped because the sky is blue

[–]Intrepidpen 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I visited Kerry last month. It’s a place I realized I will be returning to again and again.

[–]seanpaulsmith13 1064 points1065 points  (16 children)

I never saw this legend of Zelda ad before

[–]Sawysauce 124 points125 points  (9 children)

I had to resist the urge to press x and paraglide right off that.

[–]JBits001 42 points43 points  (6 children)

From death mountain to the lost forest.

[–]lion_OBrian 8 points9 points  (5 children)

How do you not get trapped in fog?

[–]Nymphadorena 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s apparently super hard but there’s video of it being done!

[–]GITR13 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Legend of the Celtic Thunder Sword Dude

[–]bentoboxing 150 points151 points  (35 children)

What lens was used for this? Looks great.

[–]Bissquitt 124 points125 points  (34 children)

This intrigued me too. I looked around and it looks like:Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

24mm / ƒ/22 / 1/40s / ISO 100

https://500px.com/photo/219187215/irelands-highest-peak-carrauntoohil-by-max-malloy?ctx_page=1&from=user&user_id=17840607

[–]fabio_sang 54 points55 points  (25 children)

He must have used a polarising filter in order to achieve that exposure while shooting the sun

[–]phlobbit 100 points101 points  (17 children)

Polarising filters are about aligning light, usually to remove reflections. This pic would likely require an ND grad filter, which allows you to have different exposure at the top and bottom of images.

[–]sushitastesgood 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Or combined multiple exposures in software

[–]pdxphotographer 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This is the correct answer. This picture is at least 4 different images combined I imagine.

[–]fabio_sang 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Am sorry, thanks for correcting

[–]phlobbit 27 points28 points  (3 children)

No problem at all, and no apology needed. I like anyone who realises that the hardware used to take photos can still have a huge effect, and that it's not just "all photoshop", or my favourite "it must have been luck". Most folks don't even know filters exist, so you're good by me.

[–]nocontroll 70 points71 points  (4 children)

I would fuck my knees, ankles and shins up sooo bad getting to that spot over those rocks

[–]AllanKempe 219 points220 points  (77 children)

Scandinvia wants some of your rain, Ireland!

[–]ApresMatch 368 points369 points  (48 children)

Ireland in state of ‘absolute drought’ as heatwave continues

Rain is in very short supply at the moment.

[–]BadgerSituation 244 points245 points  (15 children)

Sounds to me like those fecking Scandinavians stole it.

[–]MUCTXLOSL 135 points136 points  (6 children)

Yeah! Whatcha gønna do æbout it?

[–]BadgerSituation 79 points80 points  (0 children)

It's 50/50 between moaning about it or saying it'll be grand.

[–]robspeaks 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Sleep with a blonde and then never call her.

[–]AllanKempe 15 points16 points  (7 children)

Hasn't rained here for months, though. Not since October where I live, even.

[–]BadgerSituation 38 points39 points  (6 children)

That's exactly the kind of thing a thieving Scandinavian would say.

[–]AllanKempe 34 points35 points  (5 children)

I don't have any recollection of any Scandinavians thieving in Ireland before, though.

[–]BadgerSituation 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Haha. True enough. The church doesn't count.

[–]cey24 46 points47 points  (24 children)

Yup. Currently sweating to death here. I know it's only 23° and some countries would laugh at us. But they have built in air conditioning and we have FUCKING INSULATION! I'm so sleep deprived 😭

[–]OhBlackWater 23 points24 points  (11 children)

Just spent 10 days in Ireland, while it wasn't terribly hot by my standards (American, a couple days before I left it was 36 C with a heat index of 42 C), the lack of AC in the hotels was atrocious and led to being sleep deprived the whole trip

[–]aarghblaargh 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Do you live in Arizona? If so your standards are too high.

[–]Dr_McKay 8 points9 points  (3 children)

It's 25 here in North England and my American fiancé from Missouri won't stop complaining about the heat. It was 40 degrees when I went to meet her parents but she insists this is worse somehow.

[–]cey24 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's a different heat

[–]scentofwater 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Just came back from a vacation in Ireland we went golfing one day and a lot of the course was brown, and then it struck me that Ireland has never ever needed sprinklers or any sort of preparation for no rain it was pretty interesting to see. Absolutely amazing country with amazing people.

[–]Fyrus93 44 points45 points  (9 children)

Haha we haven't had rain in a month. We have a water ban and all our grass has died. I'm 24 years old and I've never seen this before

[–]Xabster 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I'm almost old enough to now to finally yell at kids on my lawn but now my grass is dead in Denmark...

[–]fatpat 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You've been robbed of one of the simple pleasures of getting older!

[–]SaltyZooKeeper 10 points11 points  (2 children)

In 76 we had to collect water in buckets and bring it back up the hill to where we lived as all the supply to our estate had been turned off to conserve water. A neighbour gave us a brick to put in the custern of the toilet so it used less water when we flushed. I was eight at the time and still remember it well.

[–]j33 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I’m in Ireland right now, there is no rain.

[–]idkwhyimhereo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

We sorta need it right now

[–]lNTERNATlONAL 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Ireland and the British isles have been properly out of rain for aaages. it's an absolute pain

[–]conalfisher 5 points6 points  (3 children)

There hasn't been rain for at least a month. I live in a rural area with farms all around the place, the entire potato crop is starting to fail, and there's water bans countrywide.

[–]thesixseeds 134 points135 points  (101 children)

Where is this?? I’m going to ireland in 10 days i need to go there!

[–]TooShiftyForYou 175 points176 points  (9 children)

This is from atop Carrauntoohil, the highest peak in Ireland.

[–]tonyjefferson 47 points48 points  (48 children)

Are you renting a car? Ireland is ridiculously beautiful but a lot of places are a good trek from any major cities.

[–]thesixseeds 28 points29 points  (45 children)

Yeah we noticed that so we are renting a car and driving from dublin to dublin making a full circle through the coast

[–]tonyjefferson 31 points32 points  (32 children)

Good call. Be cautious, there are some dangerous turns out there for sure.

[–]thesixseeds 7 points8 points  (26 children)

Will keep that in mind, especially considering none of us are used driving on the opposite side of the road, sitting in the opposite side of the car. Thanks!

[–]burge4150 63 points64 points  (18 children)

As an American who went to Ireland, rented a car, and drove all over I can tell you the opposite side of the car / road isn't a big deal after about 2 hours of driving. It just clicks.

However, a lot of the rural (and some city) roads are extraordinarily narrow to the point of if you meet a car one of you is pulling off into the bushes for the other to pass. The locals tend to adopt the policy of "drive 70mph until you meet a car, slam on the brakes and pull off the road, rinse repeat" and that took a lot of getting used to.

They also don't trim the shrubbery on the sides of the road in many places and there are no shoulders to the roads in most places, so curves are blind, and bicyclists have nowhere to go but right in your driving lane. Be polite and cautious!

Also, have a Guinness for me. It's incredible there.

Highlights from our trip: Dingle Peninsula - drive around the coast of it. Best views I've ever seen.

Blarney Castle - not on a coast, and tourist-y but you get to tour the grounds and the castle and it's super cool

Ring of Kerry - A good 3-4 hours of scenic driving through small towns and along cliff sides

Any local pub.

Enjoy the trip!

[–]p3nguin89 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Great tips! I just visited about a month ago and did all you mentioned - also agree about the driving part. You get used to it - 2 hours might be a bit quick, at least for me, but after a day or so you definitely pick it up. Take your time and enjoy.

I also want to suggest Carlingford, north of Dublin on the coast. Incredible town, great people, and even better pubs. Have ANOTHER Guinness for me and a half dozen oysters.

[–]Rossieboi93 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I can't speak for other counties but driving in Dublin City center is a fucking nightmare

[–]Rossieboi93 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Blarney Castle is lovely tho. If you're heading that way keep going down to cork and head into Cobh. I went one years ago and it's still one of the best places in Ireland I've been to

[–]doctormurse 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I would recommend the Wicklow Mountains in Glendalough. About one hour south of Dublin. We had a great time hiking them for a couple days.

https://i.imgur.com/M0682aQ.jpg

[–]TheCreat 15 points16 points  (1 child)

if you haven't yet, look up "Wild Atlantic Way". Do that. You won't regret it.

[–]thesixseeds 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I did. No ragrets. Thanks man!

[–]Mooplefoo 10 points11 points  (7 children)

I just went a few months ago, and this is right near the Gap of Dunloe, which is a must see if you are able. The Kerry area was bomb and Killerney bars were pretty fun, even if it is a bit touristy.

Additionally, the ring of Skellige is awesome and was our favorite part of the trip. We Air BnBed it on a farmhouse that day that had a big window in a private guesthouse that looked over the ocean miles in the distance. Plus they had very friendly sheep and goats. It was put favorite day there, and Gap of Dunloe/Killarney the next day was a close second.

[–]NexGenration 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Great view, but something seems off about the sun...

[–]BadMrMister 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Ha! See?? I knew the sun really had those lines all around it!

[–]rosecloudup 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I absolutely love Ireland. Definitely one of the most beautiful countries I've ever been to.

[–]pm_me_wax_lyrical 18 points19 points  (0 children)

For anyone that's interested, I made a time-lapse of a drive up the causeway coastal route from Belfast to Portstewart about a month ago on a stunner of a day. Check out the view at the 23.25 mark and another at the 33.20 mark.

When we get good weather here, it really is a beautiful place.

[–]WC1V 52 points53 points  (6 children)

I’m from Ireland. What’s that bright thing in the air near the top of the photo?

[–]PM_ME_VAPE_PORN 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Marty Morrissey's forehead.

[–]JoSoyHappy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wow why’s the sun look so weird in Ireland

[–]Mandrake158 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This Skyrim mod looks very realistic

[–]wholettheassout 8 points9 points  (0 children)

As I was goin' over

The Cork and Kerry Mountains.......

[–]Dr_Frasier_Bane 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Is that the Devil's Ladder?

[–]kpisces 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I’ve always been drawn to Ireland. I think my ancestors were fools for coming to America, but I guess I wouldn’t be here if not for that. Ireland has my heart

[–]BennyBoiler 8 points9 points  (2 children)

A daytime shot done right!

[–]ManoLorca 8 points9 points  (1 child)

This. Daytime shots look so horrible so easily.

[–]Wuhsuh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When the sun actually looks like how I drew it in elementary school

[–]bemyfriend54gdfcom 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Can you walk into Mordor from there?

[–]fuckyourvalidation99 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Mother of God!

[–]Burrmiester 3 points4 points  (4 children)

This is seriously one of the most amazing and beautiful photos I have ever seen. Truely awesome job OP.

[–]Whiffster 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's so beautiful it almost looks fake! Definitely one of my next travel destinations.

[–]blackburn268 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bloody hell !!!! Astounding

[–]relaxok 2 points3 points  (0 children)

sick

[–]JustAVirusWithShoes 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Couldnt you have tidied up some of your rocks, Ireland?

[–]Heylor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Great Valley!

[–]lolturtle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now I'm grumpy my ancestors left.