O’Neills Pub – Dublin – Beer – History – Eclectic

I came across this pub in Dublin whilst looking for a good Irish Breakfast. Little did I know of its contents and décor. What a gem of a pub to visit – eat and have a few drinks!!! I lost count of the number of beer taps – pick a beer!!!!! O’Neills Pub is certainly a must see- allow time to browse through the pub on all of its floors … Continue reading O’Neills Pub – Dublin – Beer – History – Eclectic

Dublin Port – Early Morning – Industrial – Moving – Colourful

Transportation always fascinates me – especially industrial areas. It seems to evoke a heart beat of the city. Dublin Port has two amazing icons which beckon you into the bay. You first see the 1768 built bright red Poolbeg Lighthouse which sits at the end of the four mile long pier – keep an eye out for the locals fishing on this pier. The looming Poolbeg Chimneys tower in at over 207 … Continue reading Dublin Port – Early Morning – Industrial – Moving – Colourful

River Glen – Ireland – Wild – Lush – Fishing

The less travelled coast of county Donegal is spectacular in its wild ways. I jumped a bus in Donegal bound for Carrick, the gateway to explore Slieve League and her spectacular cliffs. Entering Carrick.  you cross the bridge to the River Glen – a wild raging river that can rise by 1.5mtrs overnight and drop again just a quickly. Water rushes over rocks and boulders along its path … Continue reading River Glen – Ireland – Wild – Lush – Fishing

Maghera, Donegal – Spectacular – Unexpected – Tears

You need a car for this spectacular day trip. A 20 minute drive from the small town of Ardara, in the gorgeous parish of south west Donegal lies one of the most breathtaking beaches I have had the privilege to witness. Now these not idle words – I come from a country which displays over 11,000 incredible beaches along our vast coastline. I certainly did not expect a beach to … Continue reading Maghera, Donegal – Spectacular – Unexpected – Tears

WICKLOW – Magical – Serene – Calming

Wicklow has been the backdrop to many a movie – including Braveheart and my favourite, Vikings. I don’t often do the touristy thing – those big busses make me shiver in horror. However I did manage to find a dodgy 8 seater bus to take us through the breathtaking rolling hills and valleys of Wicklow – the gentleman took us to places I did not know about … Continue reading WICKLOW – Magical – Serene – Calming

Sligo to Galway – Haunting – Desolate homes – Fascinating

A three-hour journey driving from Sligo to Galway took me seven hours! Stopping, trying to turn around on single lane roads to take images of eerie desolate homes where nature had taken back its rightful place. Oh the stories those walls hold…                **Please note – all images are subject to copyright – Lexa Harpell.   Not to be used for commercial or personal purposes without … Continue reading Sligo to Galway – Haunting – Desolate homes – Fascinating

Port Ghost Village, Donegal – Desserted – Dessolate – Unknown

I wake up and Lucy tells me that she will take me to yet another place that will blow my mind.  Quite frankly, I’m finding it hard to envision how she could possibly ‘up the ante’ from all the glorious places I had already explored around Glencolmcille. I have been in absolute awe of scenes that have taken my breath away – surely there can’t be more….yet … Continue reading Port Ghost Village, Donegal – Desserted – Dessolate – Unknown