Our Trip to Ireland

Hello everyone!!! We’re finally back home from Ireland after a week away. We had such an amazing time visiting so many places in the country and I want to share glimpses of the trip with you. I’ve been to a few other countries, but Ireland was such a magical, gorgeous place. The people are so unbelievably friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the countryside was incredibly beautiful. It’s one of the most peaceful places I’ve ever visited.

Just to give you a timeline of where we were, we stayed in the city of Dublin for the first two days we were there and ended up driving to the complete opposite side of the country to Gallway and visited some places south of there and then headed back to another city south of Dublin called, Wicklow. We basically did a huge circle, but we were able to see both the city and the country side.
One of the first places we visited in Dublin was the Christ Church Cathedral which is one of the oldest structures in the city. The architecture is stunning and we even had the opportunity to visit the crypts in the basement which was very eerie, but cool!
From here, we were able to visit Trinity College to see the Book of Kells and see the library which was so surreal because it contains over 200,000 of some of the oldest books. It’s so amazing how they are able to preserve this space.
Then we took a tour of the Guiness Storehouse (which was Chris’ favorite) and even though I don’t really drink it, it was still really interesting because they show you step by step how they make it.
The next day, we left Dublin and drove west towards Gallway. We made a couple of pit stops along the way. The first was at a town called Cong were we visited the ruins of an old Abbey with a cemetery.
Next we stopped at an old castle called Aughnanure which was in ruins for the most part, but we got to walk in and see the basic structure of it which was really interesting, LOTS of spiral stairs.
We stayed overnight at the cutest Bed and Breakfast just south of Gallway.
Then we headed back to Dublin, but stopped to see the Cliffs of Moher which were absolutely breathtaking.
We then went to visit the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary.
The last night of the trip we stayed at a hotel in an old mansion called the Tinakilly Country House which in my opinion, was haunted. It was absolutely beautiful and the inside looked like the haunted mansion. The grounds are beautiful and the inside is gorgeous. There were a couple of things that happened that made me think it’s haunted. First of all, the air worked in everyone else’s room, but Chris and mine. Then I plugged my straightener in the wall and it almost blew up. Third, my body wash exploded in my toiletry bag. Finally, my friend swore that our table at the bar started moving by itself. So either way, our room or the house is cursed haha. Regardless, the house was gorgeous and even with the odd occurrences, I loved staying there.

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