LUMIX Long Weekend - County Antrim & The Wild Atlantic Way
Kit - Lumix s1r, 24-105mm F4
Created in partnership with LUMIX UK, this is the second in a series of twelve photo sets I will be publishing in 2019. While the term ‘long weekend’ is often associated with short trips to mainland Europe, the aim of this series is to highlight the vast range of landscapes and wildlife that can be found within the UK and Ireland.
Despite being just a giant’s skip away from Scotland, Northern Ireland is somewhere I’d never visited until recently. Within less than an hour of touching down in Belfast, I was kicking myself for not having done so sooner.
On the recommendation of a friend from County Antrim, our first stop was Lost & Found in the small town of Coleraine. Over some much-needed coffee and French toast, we set about creating an itinerary for the trip.
We decided that our first day would be spent on the north coast, starting with the Giant’s Causeway and ending with Mussenden Temple. After darkness fell, we would cut across the border to join the Wild Atlantic Way, which would lead us to Sligo where we’d stay the first couple of nights.
Over the course of the next few days, we would take in the dizzying heights of the Slieve League cliffs, battle against the rain at Downpatrick Head, and marvel at a perfect sunset over Classiebawn Castle.
We left Ireland with a sense that we had barely scraped the surface of the Emerald Isle, determined we would return to explore the south of the country later in the year.