Yep you read that right we stayed at a castle. When we were planning our trip I decided I wanted to spend one night in an actual castle vice a B&B on the grounds of one. You tend to find those more commonly. I gave Dromoland to the travel provider as an example and she […]Read more "Our Last Night In Ireland-Dromoland Castle"
Ireland is great because you can do things like turn a corner on a road and see a ruin or in this case a restored castle. We were on our way over to the Cliffs of Moher and went through the town of Kinvarra. We literally stumbled on Dunguaire Castle. Dunguaire is a 16th century […]Read more "Stumbling Onto A Castle"
After our time in Kinvarra, we headed over to the Cliffs. The last time we were there we had a beautiful, sunny, calm day. That was not the case this time around. For whatever reason Cory didn’t bring a rain jacket with him so he ended up getting a poncho from the guy at the […]Read more "A Very Wet Day At the Cliffs of Moher"
We rounded out our day in Galway by heading out to Clifden. Clifden is the gateway city to Connemara. Connemara is a national park that encompasses quite a bit of the area west of Galway. The mountain peaks are almost always covered by fog/drizzle. It’s also an area where marble is mined. Connemara marble is sold […]Read more "Heading Out to Connemara"
First I want to apologize for the multiple updates over the last few days. I had less than reliable internet over the last week especially where uploading pictures was concerned. We left Blarney castle in the rain and headed out to Galway. We took a more direct way up there this time. Last trip we […]Read more "Our First Day In Galway"
If you’ve heard of Ireland you’ve likely heard of Blarney Castle and the famed Blarney stone. The legend has it that if you kiss the stone you will be blessed with the gift of eloquence. I wanted to stop since we would be in the area but we didn’t have much time. Unfortunately it was […]Read more "Our stop at Blarney Castle"
We almost didn’t go to Cork. We spend more time in Kinsale than we planned and we really wanted to get over to Blarney Castle which is about 15 minutes north of Cork city. Cork is a typical large city in Ireland with lots of one way roads and tight car parks (parking lots). We […]Read more "A quick stop in the city of Cork"