Category: Europe

Ireland: A Night Out in Cork

While visiting Cork Keltin and I decided to have dinner at the Cask. This cocktail and tapas bar was close to our hotel and absolutely delicious. The restaurant has a seasonal cocktail and food menu. The waitstaff was more than happy to suggest a good drink. This was a fun restaurant where we got to

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Ireland: A Pick-Me-Up on the Trail

The trail along the Cliffs of Moher was windy and wet and we were a bit chilly. However, this enterprising person had converted a two-horse trailed into a tiny coffee shop. It was wonderful. We had water with us but a cup of hot coco and a cup of tea with a bit of milk

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Ireland: Cliffs of Moher

We couldn’t drive from Galway to Cork without stopping at some of the most famous sea cliffs in Ireland: Cliffs of Moher. These scenic sea cliffs are over 700 feet above sea level and are located in County Clare. As with other popular sites, such as the Giant’s Causeway, I highly suggest pre-purchasing tickets to

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Ireland: Exploring Galway

Our Galway adventure was a bit of an unscripted day. I had done a little research and had planned to hike at Connemara National Park a couple hours west of Galway but honestly we were exhausted and needed a bit of a relaxing day. So we decided to head to the Latin Quarter and visit

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Ireland: Gleniff Horseshoe and a Grave

While hiking Slieve League the day before our guide, Barry, suggested that we should drive through the Gleniff Horseshoe on the way to Galway. We could see one of the mountains, Benbulbin, – a large flat topped mountain, from the top of Slieve League across Donegal Bay. We decided this would be a reasonable stop

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Ireland Coastal Routes

The United States has some pretty awesome scenic routes over mountains and down coastlines but the ones in Ireland are pretty awesome too. Since our Ireland adventure was a road trip we got to drive along portions of some of these coastal routes. Some tips if you do decide to follow these routes: There are

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Ireland: Ice Cream in Donegal

We did not do much in Donegal town unfortunately, we arrived a little before lunch and did some early Christmas shopping. One thing that I absolutely loved about all the cities and towns that we visited is that they are pedestrian friendly. This made navigating unfamiliar streets so much easier. Lunch was not out favorite

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Wilderness Ireland

When traveling in the US we typically don’t use travel companies, however, for this trip to Ireland we decided to go with one that I had been looking at for a while: Wilderness Ireland. I wanted to use a travel company for a few reasons: I had no idea where to start planning this trip.

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