Saturday 22 November 2014

Independent.ie Summer Scrapbook - send us your best summer snaps!

Published 01/09/2014 | 13:30

"The beautiful clear water on 7 mile beach in Georgetown," writes Joe Elliott. In the photo is Jeules Elliott, aged 7. "Memories of a wonderful holiday."
Sean O'Lohan of Wicklow took this shot on Brittas Bay Beach. "It was the National Surf Lifesaving Championships...the ultimate aim is to save lives," he says. "I hope my picture can be used, as it would create great awareness for the above."
Vivienne Quinn sent us this shot of one of her kids making a new friend in Coco Beach. "As you can see the children had a ball!"
Baiba O'Connor sent us this photo of her son enjoying the beach in Latvia this summer. We think you've just put the Baltic Sea back on the holiday map, Baiba!
It seems Eilish and James Kavanagh made a new friend on their holidays in Belmullet, Co. Mayo... Grainne Leneghan emailed this photo to travel@independent.ie.
Summer 2014: Maire and Orla McGovern on the Ring of Kerry.
"Our three-year-old son Reuben Finn sharing a joke with his Dad on Rossbeigh beach, Co. Kerry." Denise Finn's shot is summer in a nutshell!
Hot tub treat at Aghadoe Heights, by Olive Roberts
Sunset in Pula, Croatia.
The Lawlor sisters jumping into the sea at Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, this summer. Nice shot, Marjorie Connolly!
Colm Hennessy sent this photo of the first mackerel he caught this year... back in July at Howth, Co. Dublin. "They've been scarce since!" he says.
"My son Alex & daughter Zoë at Sandycove." Bernadette M sent this sweet sunset shot to travel@independent.ie.
Elephants at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. "All the animals roamed around so freely it was amazing!" says Marisa Penagos.
Just chillin'... This cool littls customer was snapped by Ruth Dowling. Send us your summer holiday pics to travel@independent.ie
"My feet on a volcanic beach on Krakatoa, Indonesia," writes Marie Fleming. "I spent some of my summer working in Java and chasing volcanoes in my spare time, such an amazing place!" We wholeheartedly agree!
'My daughters Ayla and Callie having a splash and cooling off in the summer sun at their nanny's house in Carnmore, Co. Galway." Ciana Welby's photo was taken during our brief heat wave, and emailed to travel@independent.ie.
Achill Island, Co. Mayo. "The most beautiful place in the world when the sun shines," says reader Claire Ferris, who emailed this pic of her dog, Donna, to travel@independent.ie. We could say the same for Ireland!
"We were sailing down the River Shannon in Athlone town when this photo was taken during July of this year," say Gem and Jo. "We included it in our blog post about camping in the area." You can see more at gemandjotaketheworld.blogspot.com.
Lightening strikes the Freedom Tower in New York. Image submitted by Christopher Collins via travel@independent.ie
'I went with friends and climbed Slive Gullion mountain," says Caroline Halpenny. "It was the first time I ever climbed anything. I have lost the sight in the right of my eye and this made it all the harder to do... but it was worth every minute. This was the best medicine'. Sent in by Caroline Halpenny to travel@independent.ie (1/3)
Sean Judson visiting Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny in August. Marie Cunningham submitted the photo to us at travel@independent.ie
Chloe Harney at The Devil's Bit, Co. Tipperary
Rose Ryan at Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast this July. "Can't believe we never made the trip before!"
Summer in Courtown, Co. Wexford, by David Sheridan
Francesca Ryan and friends Stand-up Paddling!
"My fiancé and I went on an epic summer adventure this summer around Nevada/Arizona," says Laura Crosby. She emailed this photo of the Horseshoe bend & Colorado River to us at travel@independent.ie.
Brothers Jacob and Oran enjoying the beach at Isle of Doagh, Co. Donegal.
"Summer fun before the water charges!" Sarah Genocchi sent us this photo of her daughter Laura and friend Amy Hanaway in Navan, Co. Meath.
Jess sent us this gorgeous pic of a local sailing down the Amazon in South America using #IndoSubmit on Twitter. "Beautiful sunset and silhouette," she says. Our thoughts exactly!
Liam and Jess, Mulranny beach, Co. Mayo - by Sally Synott.
"My four-year-old on a bungee thingy at this year's Taste of Cavan food festival," says Joanne Cavan, who sent us this picture via Twitter. "It's not just about food!!)"
"Myself and my boyfriend trekked two hours through the Venezuelan jungle in Canaima -after four hours on boat - to arrive at Angel Falls," says Sineád Whitty. "It's the highest waterfall in the world just under 1,000 metres... we're just a little bit exhausted!!!"
A glass of wine, photographed by Robbie McGowan on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas this year.
Brea, Northern Spain. "The cow was having her morning feed from a bucket with the hens were hoping for a share of the grain," writes Úna Glazier-Farmer.
Isabelle McMahon (5) from Lucan, County Dublin, enjoying the view from Old Head Pier, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. Emily McMahon emailed us at travel@independent.ie.
Collecting turf at Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, by Ben Quigley
Alex... in the big chair. Photo by Mark Greer.
Summer in the back garden, by Louise Bligh
Hugh Irving (17) from Dundrum, Co. Dublin, climbing in the stunning Picos de Europa near Potes, Spain, in June 2014. "Wonderful area for hiking and climbing!" he says.
Max Douglas (on right, from Sydney, Australia), meets his cousin, Jack Dowling for the first time. Max was visiting home in home in Dublin with his mum, Sheelagh.
"My daughter on Ballytrent beach, Co. Wexford." Declan Daly emailed this fab pic to travel@independent.ie .
Cruising down the Mississippi, by Teresa Mullaney
Gillian and Holly Thornton at Salthill, Co. Galway, this August. Hugs! Thanks to Jillian Byrne for sending in the pic to travel@independent.ie.
An aperitivo in Tuscany, by Suzanne Lowell. A delicious moment of anticipation - though we suspect the plate has long since been demolished!
Family fun! Sent in by Ruth Dowling to travel@independent.ie
Irish dancing on Portmarnock Beach, Dublin
Amy Clavin making a new friend in Doolin, Co.Clare - as submitted by Cliona Brady via travel@independent.ie
Monkeying around, by Louise Flynn. Aisling Newell, Ellie Flynn and Rhianna Guy are in the photo, shot at Dublin Zoo.
More beach acrobatics! Leonie Marshall send this pic of her daughter Lea Laffan enjoying the summer on Dollymount Strand in Dublin. "I love this photo and call it "As Free as a Bird!" she says.
"My daughter Kate Bonnar (4) on Keel Beach, Achill, Co. Mayo". Karen Corbett sent this adorable snap to travel@independent.ie.
"Karl... early morning fishing." The moment was captured by Mark Greer north of Alicante, Spain, this summer.
Jacinta O'Shea sent this picture of her kids, Clíonadh and Cathal, at Ballinskelligs beach in Kerry. "Thirsty work," she says.
Scariff & Deenish Island. This photo, taken from Beenarourke Pass between Waterville & Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry, was sent using #IndoSubmit on Twitter.
Beachcomber on Sandymount Strand, Dublin, by Robert Walsh.
Eoghan & Aoife Heffernan learning to swim at Le Clarys Plage, Saint-Jean-de Monts, France. Submitted by Dad, Ian, to travel@independent.ie
Bray Head, by Louise Flynn
Sean and Bill and Eamon O'Donoghue jumping for joy on Doughmore Beach, Doonbeg, County Clare. Thanks to Sheila O'Donoghue for the photo!
Bank holiday in Bray, by Giovanni Frazzetto. Giovanni sent us this lovely retro pic via #Indosubmit on Twitter.
Exploring the Black Forest, in Germany. Photo by Helen Beswick.
"Heidi McCormack having her first holiday romance in Spain!" Martina McCaul sent us this photo to travel@independent.ie

Summer's over, but the fun doesn't have to be.

After receiving some fab holiday snaps from our readers, we decided to compile the best of the bunch into a summer scrapbook. Great summer holidays are all about the happy memories, after all, so why not gather the happiest into one place?

There's still time to submit yours:

Just email your photos to travel@independent.ie or tweet using the hashtag #IndoSubmit for your chance to make the gallery.

Check if your picture made the gallery above - here are our favourites so far!

1. A New Friend, Co.Mayo

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"It seems Eilish and James Kavanagh made a new friend on their holidays in Belmullet, Co Mayo," writes Gráinne Leneghan. Why the long face, Mr Horse?

2. Little Hiker (2), Co. Tipperary

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Chloe's mum Jacqui sent this photo - taken at The Devil's Bit in Tipperary. The 478m peak is just to the northwest of Templemore. Nice hiking, Chloe!

3. On the Shoulders of Giants, Antrim

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"We were lucky enough to visit the Causeway coastline this July during the best weather of the year," write Rose and Neil Ryan from Tipperary. "Spectacular scenery, and so close. Can't believe we never made the trip before!"

4. Having a Laugh, Co. Kerry

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"Our three-year-old son Reuben Finn sharing a joke with his Dad on Rossbeigh beach, Co. Kerry." Denise Finn's shot is summer in a nutshell!

5. Might as well... Jump!

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The Lawlor sisters jumping into the sea at Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, this summer. Nice shot, Marjorie Connolly!  Perfectly captures the moment...

6. Sailing down the Amazon

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Jess sent us this gorgeous pic of a local sailing down the Amazon in South America using the hashtag #IndoSubmit on Twitter. "Beautiful sunset and silhouette," she says. Our thoughts exactly!

7. The View from Slieve Gullion

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"I went with some friends and climbed Slieve Gullion mountain," says Caroline Halpenny. "It was the first time I ever climbed anything. I have lost the sight in the right of my eye, so this made it harder to do. But it was worth every minute. This was the best medicine."

8.The Craic in Krakatoa

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"My feet on a volcanic beach on Krakatoa, Indonesia," writes Marie Fleming. "I spent some of my summer working in Java and chasing volcanoes in my spare time, such an amazing place!" We wholeheartedly agree!

9. Singing in the rain...

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A picture speaks a thousand words, or perhaps just two: Irish Summer. Thanks to Tom Byrne for sending this picture of Isabella, Kirsty and Yasmin Byrne in Cabinteely Park County Dublin.

10. A Perfect Sunset in Pula...

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Who wouldn't want to be on that boat? Edita Feldberga sent us in this gorgeous photo of a sunset in Croatia.

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