Jason Castillo: Illustration + Design

Ireland

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In April 2014, my wife and I took a trip to Ireland. Up to this point, the farthest I'd been from the US was Costa Rica circa 2008. So, I was long overdue for an international trip.

Ireland is an absolutely beautiful country with amazing sights, cities and people. We were able to spend quality time with some good friends of ours as well as take several tours of famous cities and sites including Dublin, the Guinness factory, Galway, Inishmore (the largest of the Aran Islands), the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, and Killarney National Park.

We met tons of great, interesting people from Ireland and all over the world. The family of one of our friends invited us to a BBQ one evening and cooked amazing food and shared amazing whiskey.

Music was everywhere. Nearly every pub we walked into had live musicians performing traditional music. In Galway, we met a traveling folk band named Squawkabout who performed in the lounge of our hostel. They played a killer cover of No One Knows by Queens of the Stone Age.

I took hundreds of photos on the trip and below is a few of my favorites as well as a short video. You can see more at my Flickr page.

The Cliffs of Moher and Obrien's Tower

The Cliffs of Moher and Obrien's Tower

A thatched roof home on the island of Inishmore - the largest of the Aran Islands.

A thatched roof home on the island of Inishmore - the largest of the Aran Islands.

More ruins on Inishmore

More ruins on Inishmore

Muchross Abbey in Killarney.

Muchross Abbey in Killarney.