Not very far south of Dublin lie the Wicklow Mountains, a foggy, mysterious, beautiful area that has little in common with Ireland's biggest city.
Colorful trees near the Powerscourt Waterfall.
Commemoration of the Insurrection of 1798 (on the side of a non-descript building).
Shortly after leaving the Dublin city limits, we encountered these people whose car had flipped when they skidded into a pole. Characteristically Irish, they remained in remarkably good spirits.
Powerscourt Waterfall -- the highest waterfall in Ireland (400-something feet high).
Many of the sheep were painted with symbols of various colors.
Pretty tree near Powerscourt Waterfall.
Driving in the Wicklow mountains was not easy. The fog, the narrow roads, the fact that we had to drive on the left-hand side of the road, and the fast & fearless Irish drivers contributed to the difficulty. Besides the car accident (above), we also saw a lady knock off one of her side mirrors crossing a narrow bridge. The guy at Avis told us that American Express insures you when you rent a car in all countries except Jamaica, Israel, and Ireland.
Sheep on a foggy hill.
Rocks and trees.
Powerscourt TreesI found your interesting photos of Wicklow during a Google search for Powerscourt and thought you might like to see how the gardens looked two weeks ago.
Best regards from Dublin,
-- M Buckley