A Week in Ireland

Recently, I was lucky enough to travel to Ireland and share a perfect week with my guy. I’m not sure what I loved more – the food, the perfect pours of Guinness, the friendly people, or the awe-inspiring views!

Ireland’s countryside is breath-taking. From the rolling hills to the rugged cliffs, there is beauty everywhere you turn.

Luke and I stayed in Dublin and took day trips to Western Ireland, Kilkenny, and Northern Ireland. We tried as many local foods as we could and visited all of the must-see sites in Dublin. We even got a proper day or two of rain. (I felt like I needed to experience that – I was in Ireland after all!)

 

Whiskey Museum
The Whiskey Museum

 

The Long Room
The Long Room at Trinity College

 

Irish breakfast
A traditional Irish breakfast

 

Guinness Storehouse Bar
Views from the 360 Guinness Storehouse Bar

 

On our first day trip, we trekked across the country and made our way through fishing towns and villages. We stopped in Doolin for lunch and looked through a few small shops. I swear I had the BEST seafood chowder in Doolin. If anyone would like me to prove it to them, I will happily go back and do so!

 

Doolin Ireland
Doolin – a small town in Ireland.

 

Seafood Chowder
Seafood chowder, brown bread, and Guinness!

 

After lunch, we rode up to the Cliffs of Moher. I have never seen anything more magical! After browsing the local vendors, Luke and I strolled up to the cliffs and stopped at O’Brien’s Tower. What I thought was a photo opportunity turned into the love of my life getting down on one knee and PROPOSING! It was truly an unforgettable experience!

 

The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher

 

Engaged in Ireland
Right after getting engaged!

 

Our 2nd day trip to Kilkenny was full of mountains, lakes, and castles. We stopped by Guinness lake (where Vikings is filmed) and wandered through Glendalough and the Wicklow Gap. After taking in Ireland’s natural beauty, we arrived in Kilkenny and toured the Kilkenny Castle. It was so cool to see the original parts of the castle!

 

Guinness Lake
Guinness Lake

 

Wicklow Gap
Looking down the Wicklow Gap

 

Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle

 

Our third day trip was unforgettable. We traveled to Northern Ireland where we got to drive through the Dark Hedges from Game of Thrones, cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, climb through Giant’s Causeway, see the Dunlace Castle, and walk through Belfast! My favorite part of the tour was hearing the history behind all of these amazing sites.

 

Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Views walking to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

 

Giant's Causeway
Giant’s Causeway

 

Leaning Clock Tower
Belfast’s Leaning Clock Tower

 

Our trip to Ireland was beyond what I thought it would be. I can’t wait to go back and continue to explore the country. There is still so much more to see and so many memories to make!

Sláinte!

 

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