Category: Northern Ireland

Flowers in Ireland

We saw so many beautiful flowers in Ireland that I just had to showcase them all. We found these beautiful flowers all over the Emerald Isle. Glenveagh Castle had some fantastic gardens that we did not have time to fully explore. The little bit of exploration we did get to do can be see in

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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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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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Northern Ireland: Lunch in Derry

Half of what we did in Derry was eat and it was all delicious. Our first stop was Soda & Scratch. This restaurant was suggested by Wilderness Ireland and honestly, it was probably one of my favorite meals. I tried the BBQ Chicken Tikka Salad and Keltin got the Lisdergan Butchers 6oz Marrow Aged Beef

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Northern Ireland: Derry to County Donegal

From Bushmills we were headed to Lough Eske but we had a few stops to make along the way. We stopped in Colerane to pick up a new allen-wrench for the camera gear and a new shirt for Keltin – one of his ended up with a hole in it. I loved how walkable all

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Northern Ireland: The Dark Hedges

After exploring Rathlin Island we headed inland a bit to visit The Dark Hedges. The Dark Hedges are beautiful but they aren’t actually actually hedges, they are beech trees. Fans of Game of Thrones might recognize the King’s Road. The magnificent trees were planted in the eighteenth century by the Stuart family as a lead up

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Northern Ireland: Rathlin Island

The second of our three guided tours with Wilderness Ireland was a boat trip out to Rathlin Island. This island has a history of being fought over by a variety of peoples and countries. We met out guide, Richard, in the port town of Ballycastle before making our way onto the boat, Aquaholics. Aquaholics was

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Northern Ireland: Bushmills Restaurant

Since we were staying at The Bushmills Inn they reached out directly to us to see if we wanted dinner reservations in the restaurant as they give guests the first priority. One thing we learned fairly quickly in Ireland is that they do things at a slower pace – including dinning. They don’t try and

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Northern Ireland: Bushmills

Bushmills. This is the name of the town, of the inn, and of the distillery. No, I’m not sure which was named first. It was quite a change going from the big city of Belfast and a skyscraper hotel to the quant and comfortable Bushmills Inn. Bushmills was booked for us by Wilderness Ireland and

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