Tag: Ireland

Ireland: Food in Galway

We tried a variety of food and drinks in Galway. Very little of what we had was typical Irish fair. Breakfast was at the hotel and then Keltin and I made a deal: he get to pick lunch and I got to choose dinner. Keltin likes to try Mexican food in different countries, so we

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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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Ireland: Food Trailer in Killybergs

After hiking Slieve League we were starving. Our first choice of place to stop at for dinner was a local place called The Rusty Mackerel. However, the parking lot was completely full. Not wanting to block anyone in or wait for a parking spot to open up we decided to head back towards are hotel

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Ireland: Hiking Slieve League

Our last guided tour with Wilderness Ireland was a guided hike up Slieve League. We met our guide, Barry, at the Tí Linn Cafe cafe before heading up to a car park. Slieve League is a series sea cliffs that are over 600 meters (2000 feet) above sea level. There are a couple of main

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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: 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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