PHOTOGRAPHY: MEREDITH GEFFERT
NORTHERN IRELAND, IRELAND
It may be Wednesday, smack right in the middle of the week, but we have some fun for you that will have you daydreaming at your desk of empty windswept coastline and traditional pubs filled with merry-makers. That’s right, today we’re talking about the Emerald Isle.
It’s no secret we Americans love Ireland. Many folks claim lineage to the island and can tell you that their great great granny came from County Clare or the like. Whether you’re interested in making a pilgrimage to the homeland, honeymooning, babymooning, or coming for the scenery- there is so much to be seen. Personally, as a creative, I find the wild Atlantic air and empty landscape captivating and inspiring. It’s been two years since I first called Belfast home, and despite the best exploration efforts, we’ve barely scratched the surface.
If your summer vacation/honeymoon includes plans on visiting, bravo, you won’t be disappointed. Just be prepared for Ireland’s famous ‘summer’ weather. The most frequent question I get from visitors is ‘What do I bring?’- valid question. Answer: layers. You’re likely to get multiple seasons in one day (or hour). Don’t you worry, you’ll find the Irish inspired summer packing list below.
Center: J Crew ‘Relaxed Jumpsuit’. Clockwise from top left: J Crew ‘Downtown Field Jacket’ | Filson Rucksack | Olivia Burton ‘Timeless London’ Watch | Rag and Bone ‘Chevron Border Scarf’ | Aritzia Babaton Randy Blouse | ‘Citizens of Humanity ‘Chrissy Ultra High Rise Skinny Jeans’ | Everlane ‘The Chelsea Boot’ | Frye ‘Camille Slip On Shoes’ | Filson ‘Geelong V Neck’ | Ray Ban ‘Erika Metal’ | Madewell ‘Succulent Earrings’ | Madewell ‘Red Jasper Cuff’ | Rag and Bone ‘Packable Straw Hat’ |
Balintoy Harbour. County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Merchant Hotel Belfast, Northern Ireland. Church in Dublin, Ireland.
Dunluce Castle and surrounding area. County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO and National Trust site. County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
The Mountains of Mourne. County Down, Northern Ireland.
Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne. County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Ballybogey Harbour, Scrabo Tower and Mount Stewart. County Down, Northern Ireland.
Cavehill and Balintoy field. County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Cottage ruins in County Cavan, Ireland. The Dark Hedges in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Castle ruins in Donegal, Ireland. Lough views near Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. County Antrim from the top of Slemish. Cottage ruins at the foot of Slieve Binnian, County Down.
As the proverb goes:
‘May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face..’