Ireland, the green island - Photo Plisson

Ireland, the green island

At the outpost of Europe, Ireland is the first land that impinges wave trains of the North Atlantic. At the top of the cliffs rampart lies a salt campaign, beaten by the breath of the ocean and buffeted by storms so powerful that they project onto the rocks wrecks of cargo ships stranded. Elsewhere, the coast forms rounded handles where the waves break endlessly. To the north is the famous Giant's Causeway and basaltic prisms perfectly geometric emerging from the foam.

The ocean seems to insinuate itself everywhere in Irish land: round of golf or fishing trip, agriculture or drying laundry, everything is done on the seabed, everything is soaked in sea spray. The lighthouses themselves seem more maritime than terrestrial, and the keepers were playing the people of Atlantis in the midst of storms. Thus, the lighthouse of Skellig, nestled like a gull in a cliff, where there is also an invincible sixth century monastery and the ruins of the old lighthouse, is the steepest of Ireland. In the tumult of the Irish Sea, in a string of depressions, the Fastnet on its rocky island, was last seen by the pebble hapless passengers of the Titanic before it sank.

In Ireland, ruins, scattered across the moors, speak of the past, of Celtic origins, and an era where we were constantly looking to the sea to see the slightest veil. Others speak of the efforts of men, fighting against the strong sea winds, as the thousands of miles of windbreak walls that draw on the Aran Islands a giant mosaic. Elsewhere, the streets of Dublin or Belfast speak, about Ireland today.

The face of Ireland is also one of the trawlers and their fishermen almost no sea can dismay, sailboats and charming anchorages, a part of fly fishing at the edge of a river, whiskey distilleries, such as Bushmills, inseparable from the pubs displaying their names in gold letters, and streets full of shops with colourful storefronts. Blue and white at seaside, green and gay at landward, Ireland deploys at all seasons of the year, the scenery where the sea is a perfect host.

Texte : Anne Jankeliowitch

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AA02726 Kilkieran boat in the Bay.
Kilkieran boat in the Bay. Philip Plisson AA02726

Kilkieran boat in the Bay.

AA02726

01/01/1900
5028 x 3321 px
19 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02714 Inishmore.
Inishmore. Philip Plisson AA02714

Inishmore.

AA02714

01/01/1900
5097 x 3355 px
15 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12224 The Fastnet.
The Fastnet. Philip Plisson AA12224

The Fastnet.

AA12224

01/01/1900
6895 x 4520 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA19666 Inisheer lighthouse in Ireland
Inisheer lighthouse in Ireland Philip Plisson AA19666

Inisheer lighthouse in Ireland

AA19666

07/01/2011 10:58:32
4057 x 3106 px
12 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02747 Harbour Island Gorumna.
Harbour Island Gorumna. Philip Plisson AA02747

Harbour Island Gorumna.

AA02747

01/01/1900
10460 x 3487 px
16 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02773 Inishmore.
Inishmore. Philip Plisson AA02773

Inishmore.

AA02773

01/01/1900
5033 x 3331 px
17 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA05603 Ireland, Mayo County .
Ireland, Mayo County . Philip Plisson AA05603

Ireland, Mayo County .

AA05603

01/01/1900
10392 x 3365 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA04682 Connemara.
Connemara. Philip Plisson AA04682

Connemara.

AA04682

01/01/1900
5013 x 3306 px
13 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA04325 Achill Island.
Achill Island. Philip Plisson AA04325

Achill Island.

AA04325

01/01/1900
712 x 468 px
91 Ko
RGB Truecolor
AA02504 Irish cow.
Irish cow. Philip Plisson AA02504

Irish cow.

AA02504

01/01/1900
5356 x 3536 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02455 Irish light on the lighthouse Inisheer.
Irish light on the lighthouse Inisheer. Philip Plisson AA02455

Irish light on the lighthouse Inisheer.

AA02455

01/01/1900
6009 x 3912 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02372 Valencia Island, Ireland.
Valencia Island, Ireland. Philip Plisson AA02372

Valencia Island, Ireland.

AA02372

01/01/1900
4083 x 3084 px
9 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12234 The Giant's Causeway in Irland.
The Giant's Causeway in Irland. Philip Plisson AA12234

The Giant's Causeway in Irland.

AA12234

11/06/2007 14:08:54
4429 x 5315 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA03123 Achill Island - Ireland
Achill Island - Ireland Philip Plisson AA03123

Achill Island - Ireland

AA03123

01/01/1900
5181 x 3233 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA06101 Clare Island.
Clare Island. Philip Plisson AA06101

Clare Island.

AA06101

01/01/1900
5248 x 3935 px
9 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02399 Aerial view of Skellig and its lighthouse.
Aerial view of Skellig and its lighthouse. Philip Plisson AA02399

Aerial view of Skellig and its lighthouse.

AA02399

01/01/1900
5154 x 3461 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02427 Fishing boat off the island of the archipelago Inishtearagh Blasket.
Fishing boat off the island of the archipelago Inishtearagh Blasket. Philip Plisson AA02427

Fishing boat off the island of the archipelago Inishtearagh Blasket.

AA02427

01/01/1900
5028 x 3306 px
14 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02405 Skellig Michael in Ireland.
Skellig Michael in Ireland. Philip Plisson AA02405

Skellig Michael in Ireland.

AA02405

01/01/1900
4110 x 3058 px
11 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA17291 Dingle bay, Ireland.
Dingle bay, Ireland. Philip Plisson AA17291

Dingle bay, Ireland.

AA17291

07/01/2011 09:41:48
4035 x 3050 px
8 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA17290 Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher Philip Plisson AA17290

Cliffs of Moher

AA17290

07/01/2011 09:41:40
4106 x 3023 px
9 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02373 Ships in the harbor at low tide.
Ships in the harbor at low tide. Philip Plisson AA02373

Ships in the harbor at low tide.

AA02373

01/01/1900
4086 x 3048 px
10 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA00366 A small fishing boat near a cliff in Ireland.
A small fishing boat near a cliff in Ireland. Philip Plisson AA00366

A small fishing boat near a cliff in Ireland.

AA00366

05/01/1998
3479 x 5310 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02553 Storm on Achill Island.
Storm on Achill Island. Philip Plisson AA02553

Storm on Achill Island.

AA02553

01/01/1900
5023 x 3321 px
13 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02270 A car in front a red cottage in Ballycotton.
A car in front a red cottage in Ballycotton. Philip Plisson AA02270

A car in front a red cottage in Ballycotton.

AA02270

01/01/1900
5273 x 3441 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02311 Coast in the Baltimore area.
Coast in the Baltimore area. Philip Plisson AA02311

Coast in the Baltimore area.

AA02311

01/01/1900
800 x 534 px
184 Ko
RGB Truecolor
AA02574 Tower in Achill Island.
Tower in Achill Island. Philip Plisson AA02574

Tower in Achill Island.

AA02574

01/01/1900
5372 x 3504 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02577 Sheep in Ireland.
Sheep in Ireland. Philip Plisson AA02577

Sheep in Ireland.

AA02577

01/01/1900
5275 x 3454 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02331 Typical houses in the Mizen Head (Ireland).
Typical houses in the Mizen Head (Ireland). Philip Plisson AA02331

Typical houses in the Mizen Head (Ireland).

AA02331

01/01/1900
800 x 540 px
156 Ko
RGB Truecolor
AA02715 Wreck on Inisheer.
Wreck on Inisheer. Philip Plisson AA02715

Wreck on Inisheer.

AA02715

01/01/1900
5328 x 3543 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA02356 Eyeries street.
Eyeries street. Philip Plisson AA02356

Eyeries street.

AA02356

01/01/1900
5087 x 3385 px
13 Mo
RGB Truecolor