About John Ironside

Having spent many years as a professional photographer, I have been privileged to be witness to so many wonderful happenings, meeting so many amazing people all over the world and enjoying their cultures, hospitality and experiences. I travelled extensively into Africa, South America, Caribbean and Europe bringing clients into these regions so they too could experience the cultures and traditions of the communities, understand better the environment, the value of conservation and the caring of nature through adventure and environmental travel. Through my photography and travel writing I convey these experiences to others so that they too can enjoy and understand the moments that travel brings with it. If you enjoyed this post please pass it on Thank you.

CLIFFS OF MOHER, FORMED 320 MILLION YEARS AGO

CLIFFS OF MOHER AND THE ISLAND OF INIS OIRR If you are visiting Co Clare in Ireland, just south of the Burren on the western seaboard are the Cliffs of Moher. Formed some 320 million years ago, these dramatic cliffs rise straight up from the Atlantic to heights of 700ft (214m) and are home [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:06+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Activity, Nature, Scenery, Travel|1 Comment

WHERE THE KARST LIMESTONE PAVEMENTS STRETCH DOWN TO THE OCEAN; A STARK BEAUTY

WHERE THE KARST LIMESTONE PAVEMENTS STRETCH DOWN TO THE OCEAN; A STARK BEAUTY. The Burren National Park in North County Clare is a limestone wilderness with green grasslands interspersed and divided by a latticework of amazing dry stone walls. Neolithic Dolmens, burial tombs of the wealthy, once covered with soil and now laid bare [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:07+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Landscape, Nature, Scenery, Travel|0 Comments

ILLUMINATED CARNIVAL AT WESTON-SUPER-MARE

THE ILLUMINATED CARNIVAL AT WESTON-SUPER-MARE; AN INCREDIBLE SPECTACLE OF LIGHTS, DRAMA AND FUN Weston-super-Mare is an old seaside resort town located on the Bristol Channel in north Somerset. Its waterfront is lined with beautiful Victorian homes and a Grand Pier, recently re-built after a fire in 2008 that destroyed the pavilion the original pier [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:07+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Festivals|0 Comments

DARTMOOR, AN INCREDIBLY WILD AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE

DARTMOOR, AN INCREDIBLY WILD AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE Dartmoor National Park is a unique and vast moorland in Devon  County, in southwest England covering some 954 square kilometers. A place of natural beauty, the terrain is undulating with large granite rock formations protruding from the summit of rounded, gently sloping hills, called “Tors”.  There are [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:08+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Activity, Landscape, Nature, Scenery, Travel|1 Comment

THE WEXFORD STRAWBERRY, A SUMMER FRUIT OF PASSION

THE WEXFORD STRAWBERRY County Wexford is renowned for its strawberries which are reputed to be the best in the whole of Ireland. The quality of the fruit is due to the local soils and the extended sun hours that the sunny south east provides. Mostly field grown in tunnels, the sweet morsels of watery [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:08+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Food|0 Comments

WICKLOW RAPESEED

  Rapeseed Oil crop During the months of May and June, the landscape isbrightened by large fields of small, bright yellow flowers, balancing on a tall stem and swaying in the gentle breeze and on exploring closely your attention is drawn to the definite hum of bees working endlessly to harvest this rich [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:08+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Food|0 Comments
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