Ireland provides me with joy, comfort, solace and inspiration. It is a country that has become a second home for me after having lived there and visiting numerous times over the last 20+ years. It is pure magic with it's breathtaking landscapes and coastline, rich culture + creativity, charming pubs, warm, funny + clever people, hearty laughter, lyrical language, fresh weather and incredible family.

O'Donaghue's Pub Smoke Dublin, Ireland Travel Black and white
Irish West Coastline Ireland Co Kerry Summer Atlantic Ocean Travel
Sunset Co May Ireland Westport Travel Summer
Sunset Croagh Patrick  Westport Co. Mayo Ireland Summer Travel
Ireland Coast Beach Rocks Coastline Waves Ocean Co Kerry
Co Galway Ireland Murphys Pubs Street photography Travel
Iron Rail Ireland Clifden Color Art Travel
McDaid's Clandestine Dublin, Ireland Pub Travel blackandwhite
Dick Mack's Dingle Co. Kerry, Ireland Pub Travel Europe
Temple Bar Night, Dublin Ireland Black and white
Claddagh Boat Galway Ireland  Travel black and white Europe
Busker Lads - Galway, Ireland
Galway Claddaugh Boat Black and White - Galway, Ireland
Dublin Ha'Penny Bridge Dublin Ireland Travel Blackandwhite Black and White
Kinsale Blue Cottage Window Co. Kerry  Ireland travel
Irish White Cottage Window Co. Kerry Ireland travel kitchen
Stanley's Andrew Street  Dublin, Ireland Pub Travel Street Photography
Church Rail Clifden Co. Galway, Ireland Art Iron Gate Travel
Kiltimagh Cemetery  Co. May, Ireland Black and white Travel Celtic Cross


My dad took my sister and myself to Ireland for the first time in 1997, my first time to Europe. I had always had my eyes set on Paris - but how could I refuse a trip to Ireland?! Hell no! and I'm so thankful I didn't as I discovered a magical country on every level with fantastically warm, kind and fun family. I loved it so much I got my dual citizenship and moved there in 1999. And I have been visiting ever since. For a lifelong Chicagoan this changed my life and I continue to see the influence everyday. The best gift my dad has given me. Thank you, Dad!

p.s. this selfie was taken after snapping the photo in the Gallery and Print Shop. The photo is on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. I hired Mossie Scanlon to drive me around the Dingle Peninsula (I was there not driving and was there solo) for the day and, in true Irish hospitality, as he said 'we went on holiday' together.

Mossie Scanlon

of Mossie's Tours located in Co. Kerry focusing on small group tours for a true Irish experience.

Mossie Scanlon, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland 2017