Dunluce Castle

If you make the trip to Northern Ireland and want to see a castle then I'd put Dunluce at the top of your travel list. It's not exactly a hidden gem; most people know it and would recommend it, but it's definitely somewhere that lives up to its reputation. Crumbling atop grassy cliffs over the ocean it looks straight out of an Irish legend; a fitting look given the castle's storied history. Legend has Maeve Roe McQuillen fell in love with Reginald O'Cahan, but her father didn't approve of the match and held his daughter captive in the north eastern tower of Dunluce. Maeve pined for her true love, until one night a servant helped her escape to the Mermaid's Cavern underneath the castle where Reginald was waiting for her. However it was a stormy night and their boat was dashed against the treacherous coastline. Maeve's body was never found and her ghost still haunts the castle to this day. You can still explore the Mermaid's cave underneath the castle and hear the crashing waves echo.
P.S. It's not all rough terrain to see this castle; we went off the paved paths and stairway for these pictures.



  1. Absolutely beautiful! I would love to go there one day. This summer I'll actually be going to Ireland to visit! I love the way your skirt looks there in the grassy areas as well!!!

  2. The castle looks amazing! I'd love to visit during the summer, when it's warm enough for me haha!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  3. Your outfit looks really cute and the landscapes look stunning!

  4. Wow beautiful you have the best locations!!

  5. This place is simply breathtaking, I'll definitively have to visit Ireland one day!


  6. Okay.....I feel like I have stepped into a fairytale...but to be honest that's my feeling towards most of your posts because they are so scenic and magical! This post is yet another reason why I WANT and NEED to visit Ireland!

  7. Such a stunning view of Dunluce. I'm hoping to do a road trip up north during the summer and I'll have to put it on the 'to see' list. Also, I love what you're wearing. The shoes in particular are adorable.

  8. Good Night these are AMAZING photos!

  9. Wow! Love the story and great photos! The first image looks straight out of a vintage copy of National Geographic. Gorgeous!
    Outfit Zest

  10. This place looks so magical! I also adore the skirt!

    Typically Linda || Instagram

  11. I'm pretty sure I've been here (I was too young to pay attention to the places we went on our holiday to Ireland haha) it looks familiar, would love to go back when I head over in April! These pictures are stunning!

    Rai | www.utterardour.com

  12. Just discovered your Blog I.luv your style. You are so brave to wear some of these outfits on such cold days! Lol
    Please could you tell me what colour you put on your hair? I'm trying to find one like it

  13. I love visiting castles, they are always so fun and a great day out. these photos are so dreamy <3


  14. Ah such beautiful photos as ever. Castles are my fave

    the Quirky Queer

  15. These pictures are so stunning. And I can't stop saying that I adore your hair so, so much. x

    Nerissa | herwandertales.com

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  17. What a lovely spot!
    The first photograph instantly reminded me of the famous painting called Christina's world by Andrew Wyeth... :)

  18. This place looks beautiful! Love the photos as always!

  19. This post couldn't have come at a better time for me as I've just begun research for a tour of Ireland I plan to take later this year. I love that you share the lore as well as the stunning landscape and, of course, your own part in the living fairy tale. I was wondering, speaking of mermaids, if moving to Ireland inspired your particular shade of red hair... it looks absolutely perfect in every single setting, season, situation you find yourself in and elevates each scene with stunning contrast and uncommon lustre. The color itself is daring and intense, yet feminine and fanciful in the way you wear it - almost like it holds the secret power of an enchanted, wandering sorceress �� Your photos and wanderings are truly inspirational and beautiful. Thank you for creating and sharing them for everyone to enjoy��

    1. Hi Ashley, Glad you found the post helpful. :) On the red hair, no I had red hair for years and years before Ireland was even on my radar as a place to visit or live in and I basically am always trying to get the same color, so it's not a different shade than I had when I lived stateside. And thank you! I want to share more scenes around Ireland this year too. :p


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