Blog posts from Ireland
Dublin: food + drink

Dublin: food + drink

Toner's — Located about a ten minute walk from our hotel, this pub was listed as the best place to try Guinness in Dublin so, of course, we had to check it out. On Friday night it was absolutely jam...

Dublin: daytrip to Wicklow

Dublin: daytrip to Wicklow

I found a crazy cheap rental car deal for the weekend so on Saturday we headed south out of town for the day toward Wicklow Mountains National Park. Light rain turned to light snow and as we...

Dublin: where we stayed

Dublin: where we stayed

For whatever reason, hotels were quite pricey for the weekend we were in Dublin and we weren't finding any good deals near the river. Leandra found a great rate on a car rental, so I expanded the...

a little more about Ireland

a little more about Ireland

Eric reminded me last night that I never created a page for our Ireland trip last November. This is partially because I spent December traveling back and forth to Florida and time just got away from...

our little rental car

our little rental car

One of my concerns about driving in Ireland was the whole driving on the right side of the car and the left side of the road thing. What I should have been concerned with was the width of the roads...

Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Peninsula

Even though it rained for most of our last full day in Ireland, we still enjoyed some scenic views of the Dingle peninsula coastline, Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands. This is nearby where Eric...

a proper pub lunch in Ireland

a proper pub lunch in Ireland

I ate my fair share of ploughman's lunches (what is the deal with pickled onions?) and pub food during my last visit to Ireland and when the weather started to turn against us out on the end of the...

Gap of Dunloe waterfalls

Gap of Dunloe waterfalls

We had a very difficult time finding a good resource for waterfalls in Ireland before we left on this trip. Even when we asked locals, the most common answer was "Oh, how about the Torc waterfall?"...

Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe

Eric called this one of the top three most scenic drives we've done. Considering Chapman's Peak in South Africa and Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park are both on that list, that's...

Gleninchiquin Falls and the Uragh Stone Circle

Gleninchiquin Falls and the Uragh Stone Circle

After driving through Killarney National Park we took a detour down to the Beara Peninsula to see Gleninchiquin Falls. I had emailed the private park a few days before we left but no one ever got...

Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park

After our stops at Muckross House and the Torc waterfall, the weather improved slightly as we meandered through Killarney National Park. The N71 took us past many small lakes and beautiful...

Muckross House and Torc Waterfall

Muckross House and Torc Waterfall

Our first stop on the second day after a hearty breakfast at our B&B on our way through Killarney National Park was the Muckross House. We decided not to do the house tour but instead walked...

Back from Ireland

Most of the day was seemingly spent on a plane of one sort or another. As we took off we had a quick view of the Irish coast, then it was clouds and ocean for several thousand miles. In flight we...

our bags are packed

It seems that someone has decided to play a practical joke on us and give us Ireland-weather before we've actually left. It's been raining and in the mid-50s here for the last two days, so we should...

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