A couple of posts ago I shared my pictures of the colourful streets of Aberaeron in West Wales. At the time I mentioned that brightly-painted buildings are also a feature of coastal towns in the west of Ireland.
I haven’t been there for a while, but I took these pictures on holiday there in the 1990s. Amazing that I used to think these non-digital images were sharp!
These towns are a bit different from Aberaeron, I think, as the colourful buildings are mainly shops, bars and restaurants, while in Aberaeron even the ordinary houses are brightly painted. I could be wrong. Maybe I just didn’t take pictures of the ordinary houses in Ireland.
Clonakilty is famous for its black pudding and white pudding and here is more on the subject from the Culinary Travels blog…
I have no idea how much these places have changed since the 1990s – I dare say many of the bars are sadly no longer there.
In the following year we went to Galway, which is very different from west Cork but still colourful, in a citified way…
That’s it from the non-digital archive for now – but I wonder how these bars and restaurants have fared in the last decade or two?