21 May 2020
With one click you can let go of your worries and lose yourself in the sights and sounds of Ireland’s gorgeous landscape.
In the midst of the stresses and strains of the current situation just one moment of calm can relax the mind and body and buoy up the spirits. And there is no better way to spend that moment than watching a gorgeous 60-second video that will transport you to the island of Ireland to view its spectacular coastline, scenic lakes and forests, rugged mountains and iconic sites.
There are six videos in the ‘Moments of Calm’ series, which has been created by Tourism Ireland.
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the tranquil lakes of Killarney in stunning County Kerry, part of the famous Ring of Kerry, and feel your spirits soar.
Or take a virtual flight to the Blasket Islands, located off the coast of Dingle in south-west Ireland and known for their rugged wildness. Beautiful spring flowers will bloom before your eyes and you will delight in the mesmerising views of basking seals and a wonderful underwater close-up of a seal at play.
Glendalough, County Wicklow
The moody landscape of the Burren – scoured by Ice Age glaciers that left behind a beautiful moonscape terrain – has UNESCO Global Geopark status and is one of Ireland’s great eco-destinations. It is featured in this Moment of Calm that also includes superb shots of deer in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, one of Europe’s largest city parks and home to a herd of fallow deer since the seventeenth century.
Hear the waves crash upon the shore as you glide over the island of Ireland’s spectacular coastline from the famous Skellig Islands on the Wild Atlantic Way to the remarkable Giant’s Causeway on the renowned Causeway Coast. Along the way you’ll see whales and dolphins breaching offshore.
Take a moment to feel the peace that emanates from the atmospheric ruins of the sixth-century monastery of Glendalough, and then journey onwards to view river-crossed plains and vibrant orange sunsets.
In the final Moment of Calm video, you can visit some of the island’s most photographed sites including the magnificent Cliffs of Moher on the west coast and the charming Mussenden Temple that overlooks the golden sands of Downhill Strand on the island’s north coast.
See colourful fishing boats moored at Malin Head in County Donegal, the island’s most northerly point and dive underwater with the dolphins in Dingle peninsula before enjoying a spectacular sunset alive with the dance of birds.
Giant's Causeway, County Antrim
The Burren, County Clare
Seals on Kenmare Bay, County Kerry
Mussenden Temple, County Derry~Londonderry
Killarney Lakes, County Kerry
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