Travel with a newborn in Northern Ireland

I certainly didn’t expect to be taking a road trip to Northern Ireland with a two week old baby. This trip was planned for a month after his birth but he was late and the bed and breakfast was already booked. I don’t suppose it really matters to a newborn where they are as long as they are warm, safe and fed. On the other hand, I am not quite recovered and was a bit of a nervous wreck on this overnight trip.

Small, circular building on cliff.
Mussenden Temple in County Derry, Ireland.

Mussenden Temple is perched precariously on a cliff above Downhill Beach near the village of Castlerock in County Derry, Northern Ireland. It was built in 1785 and is supposedly modelled after the Temple of Vesta in Italy. You can reach it through the entrance to Downhill Demesne, a bit farther down the road.

Castle ruins on edge of cliff.
Dunseverick Castle in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Not much is left of Dunseverick Castle. What wasn’t destroyed by Cromwell’s troops in the 1650s, fell into the sea in 1978.

Dunluce Castle ruins
Dunluce Castle in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

I very much wanted to explore Dunluce Castle but was feeling a bit unsteady on my feet and so chose to only photograph it from a distance.

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