Posted by: marthabernie | June 12, 2017

#OTD in Irish History – 9 June – And a Word on the Irish Weather

Have a look at the photo at the bottom of the post at this link!  It’s the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland on an incredibly clear and probably breezy day.  As many times as I have been to Ireland, I have only encountered what I would call “perfect” weather a few times….yes, it does happen, but not for very long.  A couple of weeks ago, while we were sweltering in 90 degree heat here in SoCal, my friends in Dublin were complaining about the rain and cold (late May).  Yet, I have been there in April and October when the weather could not have been better.  You just take your chances, no matter the month.  And coming from Los Angeles,  I certainly don’t go there for the weather!   Out of all the photographs I have ever taken in Ireland, there are only a handful that I consider truly outstanding, and many of those were taken in less than perfect light and conditions.  When my niece and I were in Northern Ireland in late June, 2014, we had two days of outstanding weather…the type of weather where the professional photographers come out to take photos for next year’s calendars!  Two days of clear, breezy, warm weather is unusual in Ireland.  Most of the time, you get out of the car, wait for some clouds to blow over and then try to get the best photo you can.  Or you wait IN THE CAR for the storm to blow over.  When we arrived in Kilkenny town toward the end of our trip, it was pelting rain and the clouds were black and ominous.  We had been driving into the storm, so we pulled into the car park of the Kilkenny River Court Hotel and sat in the car for no more than ten minutes.  My niece, who had never been to Ireland before, thought we should make a run for the hotel door…we planned to go inside and have a coffee.  I told her it would only take a few minutes….and sure enough, the storm blew over, and by the time we were done in the lounge, skies were clear and we got some really great photo!

Anyway, have a look at the photo at the link below.  The site is ON THIS DAY IN IRISH HISTORY, and not only is the site informative, they post GREAT photos every day!

#OTD in Irish History – 9 June:


  1. Sorry you have not had long spells of good weather here in Ireland..we do get them from time to time! I Do enjoy your photos!


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