It was a rainy mid-October morning when I touched down in Belfast to begin a five-day road trip from north to south and east to west to capture some fall colors on the Celtic island. A few self-induced detours from missed road signs only added to the excitement of visiting two key gems on my bucket list--the Dark Hedges and the Giant's Causeway.
From Sligo, I headed inland crossing into the Glencar Mountains and the Glencar waterfall. I was a few days too early to catch a wide array of colors, but Glencar was stunning nonetheless!
Heading further south and east, I made my way along country roads to one of the largest and oldest stone circles in Ireland--Lough Gur near Bruff in County Limerick. The Lough Gur stone circle is actually part of a larger complex documenting over 6,000 years of human occupation. Equally unique and slightly spooky during the Halloween season is the historic St. Mary's convent in Bruff.