Are you, like so many of us, spending your days on Zoom? But wishing you were experiencing the spray of the Atlantic Ocean along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way or cosying up in an Irish pub? The real deal will have to wait for now, but Zoom and some other video-conferencing apps, allow you to upload a picture as your background, transporting you into a gorgeous landscape. Here are five iconic Irish background views.
The Cliffs of Moher
With the majestic Cliffs of Moher behind you (pictured above), you will almost feel the wind in your hair. Rising to 214m (700 feet) at their highest point and ranging over 8km, they are a stunning part of Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. The dramatic cliffs have faced the Atlantic for over 350 million years and stand as examples of nature’s power to carve out breath-taking landscapes.
If you need to de-stress, get yourself in front of splendid Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery that exudes an air of peaceful grandeur. Located in ruggedly beautiful Connemara on the west coast, the nineteenth-century building’s impressively romantic architecture reflects its beginnings as a castle – a token of love given by Mitchell Henry to his wife. The Abbey overlooks Lough Pollacappul, which you might imagine lapping gently against the shore.