Carrick-A-Rede

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge - Ireland

This famous rope bridge in Ireland connects the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. The original bridge was built over 300 years ago by locals looking to go salmon fishing on the island. Underneath the bridge are some small caves, which were used as homes of boat builders, and as a place to take shelter during storms. 

There have been instances of visitors being too scared to face a return trip across the bridge, and a boat having to be called to remove them from the tiny island. 

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northern ireland by ohlovelylies

I never talked about this but I went to Europe a month ago. England, Ireland, and France were my stops. This picture is of Northern Ireland. It was about a 30 minute hike crossing Carrick-a-Rede bridge. It was the best experience of anything in my entire life, it’s almost like a rite of passage to adulthood. The best part of this trip was that I was alone, and that made all the trip more “spiritual”, for lack of better word. Counting down the days till I get to go back.