The Carrick-a-rede rope bridge is in Co. Antrim at the very top of Northern Ireland. Scotland is barely 13 miles from Ireland at this point. On a clear day you can even see it!
Rathlin Island lies between Northern Ireland and Scotland. It is from here that the first wireless transmission was sent. Amazing to think we were every without it! The island is also home to an upside-down lighthouse. Instead of the living quarters being on the bottom and the light on top it is the reverse.
The rope bridge itself was constructed to allow access to the schools of salmon swimming at the base of a tiny island off the coast. Originally, the bridge had no rails or guides and fishermen would simple run across it. Now it’s much safer although I was definitely not game enough to cross it. I opted to wander about the old quarry and take photos 🙂