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Matador Goods editor and photographer Lola Akinmade leaves Dublin for the countryside.

Photo Essay


About The Author

Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström

Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström is a MatadorU faculty member and Network contributor. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Vogue, BBC,, and many more. Follow her photoblog at

  • Carlo Alcos

    Beautiful as usual Lola! I love those little islands with the trees. There are tons around Nova Scotia too.

    • Lola

      Thanks Carlo! Ireland definitely has its own shade of “green”.

  • Epiphanie

    So preeetty! :)

  • Julie

    Beautiful, Lola; I like 3 and 9 especially. Thanks for taking me back to Ireland!

    • Lola

      Number 3 is one of my favorites as well. The owl (and Fiona) were quite impressive in real life.

  • Gerben van Dijk

    Galway is a place you have to see, I’ve been there last year and it is simply fun. There is a cheap camping there too, i’ll check if i ca find the adress for you guys!

  • madraz

    Galway is not the 3rd largest city in the republic of ireland…Limerick is.

  • Andreas

    Great shots, you made me want to go there.

  • Steve

    I was there years ago.

    You made up my mind – I’m coming back!!!

  • Galway boy

    I was born in Galway but no longer live there. The photography is beautiful but the downside is that now I am homesick.

  • Ireland traveller

    This photo essay was beautiful and really helpful in helping me plan my trip to Ireland.  I think that County Mayo is a must-see after this!

  • Mayank Singh Thapliyal

    Beautiful pictures. :)

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