AE Travel Lens | Ireland 2012, Part One

Hello from Dublin, Ireland!

I'm traveling this week with Scrapmap and a wonderful group of like-minded memory keepers and photographers. We've spent the last couple days in Dublin and are getting ready to move on to other parts of this glorious country tomorrow.

Here's a few photos from our adventure:

We spent today in Dublin, visiting the Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College (to see the Book Of Kells) among other adventures.

As you can imagine with our group there's a lot of this:

Taking photos of stuff like this:

One of my favorite things so far was visiting The Mill at Avoca Village, Wicklow. Seriously, just take a look at these colors. We got to visit the working handweaving mill where they make their beautiful blankets, scarves, hats, etc, The colors are just so awesome. Loved learning about the process and seeing the looms in action.

They have an online shop if you want to check them out. Definitely bringing a few blankets home with me.

60 thoughts

  1. Julia

    2012-10-09 13:39:13 -0400

    Oh, my heart jumps seeing your lovely pictures from the emerald isle. Thanks for sharing them with us. Slainte and go dté tú slán! ~ julia

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  2. Missus Wookie

    2012-10-09 13:52:39 -0400

    Gorgeous colours and blankets. Glad you are all having a good time.

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  3. Suz

    2012-10-09 15:52:16 -0400

    Particularly love the pics from the mill! The colors? Stunning. Love the composition of the pics too! ;)
    TFS. Enjoy!
    Take care you,
    Suz

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  4. Tracy Smith

    2012-10-09 16:34:29 -0400

    Ahhhh, I was just at Avoca and Glendalough in June! St. Kevin's was my favorite site in all of Ireland, followed closely by the Dingle Peninsula. If that is part of your trip, be prepared for major photo opps!

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  5. Melissa

    2012-10-09 19:08:40 -0400

    My all-time favorite actor is CURRENTLY filming a movie in Dublin... I would SOOOO be stalking. ;) LOL Seriously; have a great time and post a zillion photos & updates, please!! :D

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  6. Emmy

    2012-10-09 22:56:23 -0400

    Make sure and eat at the Avoca Pub! Heaven! Loving the photos!

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  7. Rosa

    2012-10-10 09:35:45 -0400

    Wow. Loving the little peek into Ireland through your lens. What a wonderful trip! Can't wait to see more.

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  8. Jakki

    2012-10-10 11:58:01 -0400

    I love the group shot! In my area...seeing pictures just taking pictures is NOT a common thing so when I have my camera out, taking a picture of the street...I stand out. I wouldnt stand out in this group! Love it...

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  9. Emily M

    2012-10-10 17:00:47 -0400

    That Guinness looks soooooooooooo good. Toast James Joyce for me.

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  10. Sue

    2012-10-10 17:33:43 -0400

    It looks like a great trip and can't wait to see more as you move along on your travels.

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  11. Melissa

    2012-10-10 18:52:47 -0400

    Sigh. This is the trip I was supposed to go on. Had the funding all lined up. Then my husband deployed back to Afghanistan and mommy guilt kept me from being able to leave my son. Next time, Ali. Next time.

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  12. Lisa

    2012-10-10 20:40:29 -0400

    Oooh - I literally want to eat those colors. Or wrap myself completely in them. Or paint each room in my house a different combination of two of those colors. Or all three of the above.

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  13. Jill

    2012-10-10 23:49:27 -0400

    Ali, I love your photo taken through the archway ~ what a great perspective! And the Avoca pictures...oh, what gorgeous colors! So glad you're having a good trip ~ looking forward to more pictures! :)

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  14. Shelly K

    2012-10-11 01:41:29 -0400

    Awesome! enjoy!

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  15. j.

    2012-10-11 08:32:54 -0400

    I am hoping that you will be designing some brushes after this trip...I just returned from two weeks hiking and visited some of these same spots...have been following you and your group's journey. Loving all your updates. "Sláinte"

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  16. Maura

    2012-10-11 20:29:17 -0400

    Thanks for sharing your Gaelic adventures! I love Ireland, and your photos bring back great memories!!

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  17. Lisa

    2012-10-11 23:02:30 -0400

    Just had to say Thank you! For posting your pics most especially the ones of the mill!!! Those Colors! I can just imagine how they feel!

    Then I was seeing which one I wanted at the end.

    Have a SPLENDID TRIP!

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  18. Nicole Martel

    2012-10-12 13:43:03 -0400

    Fun!! That's on my bucket list-to visit Ireland some day!

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  19. Ali Behan

    2012-10-12 17:25:11 -0400

    Welcome to Dublin and to Ireland! I knew that you would just LOVE Glendalough and Avoca and of course Guinness! At least it hasn't lashed rain yet and totally ruined your trip. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the country and on Dublin when you get back and start to really blog. Enjoy the rest of your trip here and safe travels back home to you and all the group!

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  20. Jennyfer L

    2012-10-13 08:58:10 -0400

    Wow! Look at the awesome color at the mill. I love it and will check the website. I love your travelling pictures, nice to see them.

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  21. Debbie p*

    2012-10-13 17:24:18 -0400

    What a colorful place!!!

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  22. emily ruth

    2012-10-15 22:32:34 -0400

    oh, those colors! swoon!

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  23. Tríona

    2012-10-16 16:18:25 -0400

    Wonderful to know you were in Ireland :) Your group probably doubled the number of scrapbookers in the county! Lol :) People here sadly have rarely heard of scrapbooking, it's Very niche!

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  24. Debie Grace

    2012-10-22 09:26:39 -0400

    Colorful threads! I'm in love <3

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