Ireland has long been on the “Must See” list so when we had a few days spare in the UK after visiting London we decided to pop over and take in a few sights.
We were not disappointed. Ireland is as beautiful and as green as you picture it. But it also has the terrible weather you expect (how else does everything stay so I green I guess).
Of course, you can’t go to Ireland and not visit one of the many ‘Irish pubs’ and drink a pint of Guinness!
But more than pubs and beer, Ireland is a vast expansion of rolling hills, green countryside, a spectacular coastline and very friendly locals.
We spent most of our time in Dublin during our visit, however we did a day tour called “Ring of Kerry” which was fantastic. This was a full day tour which ventured outside of Dublin to towns like Killarney, Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen and much ore. We saw vast array of sites including the gorgeous coast, castle topped hills, forests with waterfalls, quaint villages and more. We would highly recommend a tour like this.
We really enjoyed our four days in Ireland and hope to go back again when we have more time to explore this dynamic country.
What trip to Dublin would be complete without a visit to the home of the lands most famous beer. Whether you drink the brew or not, this is a great self guided tour. Hear all about how Guinness started and the history behind it. And the best bit – The tasting room!
Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the river in central Dublin. With narrow cobblestone streets, this part of town is quaint with a medieval vibe. Here you will find funky shops, great restaurants, a happening nightlife, great Irish pubs and more. A very quirky and eclectic neighborhood.
Hop On Hop Off Bus
This is the best way to see Dublin. We spent all day getting on and off this bus, which saved our feet a little! Some of the highlights on this route are; Trinity College, Dublin Zoo, Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral (as well as many other cathedrals), Old Jameson Distillery, Guinness Storehouse, Temple Bar and so much more. You can listen to the pre recorded information about each stop for a little history lesson. We really enjoyed this hop on hop off tour.
Have you been to Ireland? What did you like / dislike about it? Any recommendations for next time we go?