You probably enjoy looking at captivating, funny, or beautiful photos, don’t you?
You probably also take them, and post on Instagram.
I know I do, and I’ve come across a group of people sharing their enticing travel photos from all around the world. Some are bloggers, others just Instagram users, but of a Thursday they share online some of their photographs. I’m going to join in. It’s called Instagram Travel Thursday.
This is the stone bridge from the 1700s that crosses the river Barrow, which separates the medieval village of Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny, from Tinnahinch, Carlow across the river. On the weekend of 13-15 Sept 2013, the 2 come together to put on The Town of Books Festival & Michaelmas Fair. It is a fun & book-filled weekend, do click the link to find out more.
Another stone bridge in county Kilkenny, this time crossing the river Nore, is in Bennettsbridge. I took this next photo while upstairs enjoying a chocolate brownie cupcake (gluten free!) in the little cafe of Nicholas Mosse Pottery, which is in a converted mill. If you like handmade pottery, this is a must-see. You can view the potters at work, and there is also an extensive Seconds section upstairs if you are a bargain hunter like me!
You may have experience for yourself, or heard the news that Ireland had a heatwave this summer. It was glorious! And in Graiguenamanagh, there are several river-swimming areas. Some are life-guarded in summer, & one has a high & low diving boards into the river. The area in the photo below was also sometimes used, but not lifeguarded.
The area in this next photo is just downstream from the bridge, & if it also hadn’t been a drought, & the river so low, you’d want to stay away for your own safety. But good swimmers went out & enjoyed this year– but as in wild swimming anywhere, you must ALWAYS have safety on your mind.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these river photos from County Kilkenny, Ireland. If you’d like to join in on Instagram, hashtag your travel (local travel in your area also counts) photos with #igtravelthursday. If you blog as well, go check out Simbaco Lifestyle’s post on how to take part.
Hopefully I’ll see YOUR photos as well next Thursday 🙂