It was a colder than normal day for the month of June when I arrived at Shannon Airport and began the three-hour drive south to the seaside town of Dingle. The mountainous peninsula juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and is smattered with archeological sights: 6,000 years worth of monuments and Irish lore. It’s a part of Ireland unlike any other. When I arrive, I wrap a scarf around my neck and step out to a lookout point. The colorful buildings of the town center are below and I hear nothing but the faint whisper of waves crashing against distant cliffs. I quickly grab my camera and start snapping away. For the next three days my camera never leaves my side as I attempt to capture the wonders of the western way.
Kira Turnbull is a photo assistant at T+L. You can follow her on Instagram @kturnbul.