Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland - In Photos

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, Ireland, Photo Posts, Press Trips, United Kingdom

As I mentioned before, Ireland is notorious for its unpredictable weather.

It is highly recommend that you carry, at all times, the following items: wool socks, sunscreen, sunglasses and a scarf. You just never know.

And sadly, Mother Nature’s time of the month decided to strike just when I was scheduled to visit the perilous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in Northern Ireland with Shamrocker Adventures. Not that I particularly mind.

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m scared shitless of a lot of things (spiders, masks, clowns, speeding cars, the dark) but heights has got to be the worse one. And the bridge was just the perfect place to exacerbate that fear. Strong winds today? No problem. No, no, I assure you sir, I don’t mind. I’ll be on my way then.

A quick picture and I was gone.

You see, Carrick-a-Rede is not just a regular bridge. Oh no. It links the small island of Carraig a’ Ráid to the mainland, roughly 100 over the threatening sea, ready to welcome you with open arms. The bridge itself is, you’ve guessed it, made of rope, and doesn’t look safe for one bit. I don’t care what statistics say - I am NOT crossing that unstable, dangling bridge. And luckily for me, I didn’t have to.

 

Disclaimer: I was a guest of Shamrocker Adventures. All opinions, as always, are my own.

Did you get to cross the Carrick-a-Rede bridge? Are you also afraid of heights?

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17 Responses to “Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland - In Photos”

  1. Jeff @ GoTravelzing

    30. Jul, 2012

    I was recently in Ireland and visited the bridge. I did cross it and had no problems but I am not afraid of heights. The views were great.

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      03. Aug, 2012

      I loved the views too… from the mainland, haha!

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  2. I used to be afraid of heights- deathly so, and even got vertigo from it as a child. But now I get scared and do it anyway. I’m crazy like that.

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  3. Andrea

    31. Jul, 2012

    Nah - couldn’t do it. I’m terrible with heights as well.

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  4. vicki

    31. Jul, 2012

    I am really afraid of heights as well, but I would brave it, because on the return flight I would be kicking myself for being too chicken to do it. Besides, who knows when the next opportunity to conquer your fears will present itself! Oh yea, and a xanex helps too. Lol.

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      03. Aug, 2012

      I probably would’ve kicked myself too. But my shaky legs wouldn’t let me cross it :(

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  5. Katherina

    31. Jul, 2012

    I’ve never been to this bridge… but it certainly reminds me of a bridge I came across in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland!

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  6. melodie

    31. Jul, 2012

    Bon, je dois rire de toi un peu :-) C’était une mauvaise journée, ça ? Il semblait faire beau. La mer est d’huile. Quand j’ai traversé ce pont, il ventait et mouillait à verse et la mer était déchaînée ;-)

    p.s. Je capote! Je vais 1 semaine en Angleterre à la fin août :-)

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  7. That looks pretty scary.

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  8. I haven’t been to that bridge, but now I really want to cross it. It’s going on my “gotta go there” list! :-)

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  9. crazy sexy fun traveler

    19. Aug, 2012

    I never visited this place and can tell that the bridge photo makes me visit!

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  10. Tom @ Waegook Tom

    28. Aug, 2012

    Eek! I’m terrified of heights so I’d have done EXACTLY the same as you here. Snap a photo of that bridge and keep on moving!

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