Ugh okay guys I know… I’ve been horrible at blogging these past 2 weeks. Have you ever been in a funk where you just feel like you’re ALWAYS busy and then when you’re not you just need a moment to do nothing? That’s me right now. But enough complaining – let’s get into part 2 of my Ireland Travel Diaries! 🙂
So after the first couple days spent solely in Dublin (you can read about it here), we took a day trip each day for the next two days so we could really explore the rest of Ireland.
The first day trip we took was with the company Extreme Ireland (they are great by the way) and for about $65, we were given free entrance into the Rock of Cashel (a historic castle-like structure) and Blarney Castle and the surrounding grounds. This was by far one of my favorite trips. I didn’t go up to the Blarney Rock because the line was sooo long and we had a limited amount of time in Blarney, so I chose to walk around and see all the other sights. Totally worth it.
Rock of Cashel
Blarney Castle & Grounds
We also stopped in Cork, a really pretty city but kind of gloomy that day, and walked around for a bit.
Day 3 ended with dinner and delicious desert at The Church Restaurant in Dublin.
For our last full day in Ireland, we chose to take a day trip with Railtours Ireland (also an awesome company) and for $125, we received complimentary train tickets to Limerick and free entrance to Bunratty Castle in County Clare.
We also received free entrance to the Cliffs of Moher, but before that we stopped in Doolin and got lunch at O’Connor’s Guesthouse. Absolutely 100% go here if you get the chance!! It seems kinda cramped and rushed but the food is DELICIOUS and takes literally about 5 minutes to get to you.
The Cliffs of Moher was a sight to behold. I’m so glad we took the time to take this trip because otherwise we would have never seen them. It actually start pouring right as we got there there, but the good thing about Ireland is that the rain stops relatively quickly.
We got back very late that day to Ireland after taking a detour and driving through Galway Bay, so that night we went to bed early. The next morning we had a few hours before our train departed so we did some last minute souvenir/gift shopping and were on our way!
I hope you all enjoyed my Ireland travel posts! Now back to our regularly scheduled programming for the rest of the month… 🙂