Best View in Ireland

Aug 3rd, 2006, 03:34 AM
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I agree with Ann41, there are amazing views of the Mourne Mountains sweeping down to the sea, at Newcastle. Different levels of light throw shadow on the mountains in a million ways, so every day it looks different. I drive home from my son's childminder (near Ardglass, in Co, Down) and come to a point on the road where I just want to stop and gaze at the mountains, every time. And I'm not even on vacation - this is just a regular day, probably late for work!
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 09:46 AM
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Hi brandie. I've seen the website for the beachcove and have suggested it to others but never stayed there. I'm glad you liked it. I need to stay there sometime. Thanks for confirming that.

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Aug 13th, 2006, 03:14 PM
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There is a favorite view around every corner...its hard to say what is best.
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Aug 13th, 2006, 04:06 PM
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Cliffs of Moher
Sunset on Galway Bay
All of Ireland is beautiful. a treat for the eyes and spirit!!
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Aug 21st, 2006, 02:40 PM
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When I visited in 98 and am returning next week, I loved the cliffs of moher, I am making a return visit this trip, also Rock of Cashel in Cashel, Co.Tipperary just amazing! As well, while visiting relatives in Galway, we stopped at Spiddle and there was a great view of Clare and the Aran Isles if you walk down the pier!
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Aug 21st, 2006, 04:33 PM
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The lounge at top of Guinness building for great view of Dublin! Of course, the Cliffs of Moher aren't bad either.
Enjoy your trip!
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Aug 21st, 2006, 05:22 PM
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Yes, it's a great place. Bridie is a gem, very enthusiastic, and she even let us do laundry in their washer.

The breakfast view is spectacular, they have a carriage house in the back (with kitchen & washer), and be sure to look for the white kitty cat that purrrrrrrrrrs so loudly!

And if you want to go to the chocolate factory, take a left as you leave the B&B driveway.
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Aug 22nd, 2006, 08:45 AM
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Now stop it brandie or I'll start making reservations.

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Aug 22nd, 2006, 10:44 AM
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Aw, now would that be so bad??
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Aug 28th, 2006, 03:16 PM
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From the Ring of Beara, there is a spot just made for a picnic- there's a rock formation (probably man-made) that works perfectly as a table, and overlooks THE most gorgeous view imaginable...miles of bright blue ocean, with beautiful green cliffs on either side.
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Sep 27th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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Sky Road outside Clifden gets my top vote the curvature of the earth as the planes head for the closest Parish. Any view in Ireland will make your heart skip a beat
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Sep 27th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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You asked for favorite hotel with awesome view. The Bervie on Achill Island is great but do ask for a room with sea view. The cliffs across the bay are almost as good as the Cilffs of Moher. Elizabeth is an excellent host and the food was superb.
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Sep 27th, 2006, 11:24 AM
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Another vote for the Mourne Mountains. Drive thru the Spelga pass, stop at a lay-by and walk into the mountains on one of the old paths as used by local people to cut turf (peat) in years gone by.
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Oct 1st, 2006, 09:08 AM
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I second the view from Dun Aengus on Inis Mor or the Giant's Causeway - both are breathtaking...
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Feb 3rd, 2008, 01:50 PM
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Tons and tons....but my favorite is Slea Head.

A friend who is a professional guide suggested Bray Head on Valencia island~he said it was the most beautiful headland in Ireland, and I have to agree.

In fact Tennyson wrote a poem about it:
'Break, break, break,
on thy cold gray stones, O sea!
and I would that my tongue could utter
the thoughts that arise in me'
(there's more but I don't want to post it all)
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Feb 4th, 2008, 07:42 AM
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Truly spectacular, Bob!
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Feb 4th, 2008, 09:33 AM
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The Cliffs of Moher or practically every view along the Dingle Peninsula!
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