Ireland is two weeks into a heatwave. Hadn’t seen Eoghan in a couple of weeks, so with him coming for a visit, we wanted to make the most of the good weather. We went to Glendalough. We’d been before but it was overcast and cool, so we wanted to experience it in the sun. It was packed. The temperature was soaring but I think it was a good call, walking through the woods, you’re in and out of the shade so you don’t roast!
Glendalough is essentially a valley between wooded hills. There’s two beautiful lakes, the ruins of a medieval monastic settlement and countless walking trails. Perfect for a nice day out.
Before we got there we had lunch at the Lynhams of Laragh hotel. They have a gorgeous deck, overlooking a stream and decorated with the most vibrant flowers. We ate there, it was lovely. We got a table in the shade and after a quick photoshoot, it was on to Glendaough!
Eoghan lent me his 50mm lens, so I had loads of practice taking portraits. Hence, this post is majorly pictures of him! Starting to think I may better at taking pictures of people then landscapes (sadly), but I’m starting to enjoy it too.
There’s not much to elaborate on, except that we walked around in the sunshine! We did do a trail up the side of the mountain. Unlike the path below, with a constant flow of people, the trail was deserted, it was so nice and quiet.
The last time we tried this trial, I had to stop every two minutes for a break (health anxiety ..!), and we didn’t get too far before we gave up. This time, I did the whole thing without needing to stop. I’m (pitifully) proud of myself, it was great to see actual progress. I had gorgeous views of the upper lake as my reward.
Afterwards, we lazed by the river for a bit in the shade and took way too many photos. Then we strolled back to the car again.
Had to get an insta pic along the way, thanks to Eoghan. The sunflare was real!
Really liking having somewhere to share more of my photos. I post my favourite ones on my Instagram, which you can check out here.
Enjoyed making my previous “ten tips for a stress free roadtrip” post, so stay tuned for more helpful ones like that. Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my content. If you like this post and want to see more photo diaries, click here!