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A Trinity College Dublin, Ireland graduate, Mike Healy developed his interest and passion for photographing Ireland’s many ancient sites, castles, landscapes, and pubs through his annual trips to Ireland to visit family and friends there. Mike believes in capturing the raw beauty of Ireland in his photos, without much post processing touch-up.

He named his photography business Ballycastle Photography in honor of his Irish grandparents who were both born near Ballycastle, a quaint Irish village on the wild, scenic Atlantic coast of north County Mayo, Ireland. His Irish grandparents immigrated to America in 1912 and settled in Baltimore, Maryland.

In addition to his love of Ireland travel photography, Mike helps people around the world find their Irish ancestors’ origins and birthplaces with his Irish Ancestry Research service business, Ballycastle Irish Genealogy.

I hope that you enjoy viewing these colorful photos of Irish pubs. There is a special fascinating story associated with each one. May you be blessed with an opportunity to visit Ireland some day yourself, to view and visit these colorful traditional Irish pubs in person, and to experience the unique charm and fun that every Irish pub in Ireland has to offer”


“Never pass a bar with your name on it”

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