This was my spring break trip to Ireland with my mother two years ago. Sorry I’m late! Ah, where to start. The way we did this trip was that the company we went through (ACIS) flew us over on a plane from the US to the Shannon Airport in Ireland, where a car was waiting for us, rented for the whole week. From then on, our only instructions were to be at the Dublin Airport within nine days, and have fun. ACIS gave us a book of coupons to hostels and B&Bs on the way, as well as coupons to various activities and sights.
We didn’t stay in Shannon long, but instead drove straight to Blarney town to see the castle in County Cork. The castle was definitely a sight to behold! My mother and I both kissed the Blarney Stone and then explored the extensive grounds around the castle. The first picture I have posted is of a little well-like structure we found near the castle, which looks like it was used as a refrigeration unit.
From Blarney, we went to Killarney to explore the town, and of course shop. We spent the night there, because everyone was very friendly. And related. But that’s besides the point. After a day there, we drove to Dingle Bay, a place that is a destination must-see. The water was crystal clear, and the maritime museum was a thing to behold. At the pubs, everyone was very nice and loved our American accents, and made my mother and I feel very welcome. A man actually began flirting with my mother, which was a little odd to say the least.
We stayed in Dingle Bay for a couple of days before shooting over to Dublin, a two hour drive. However on the way, we took a winding road to see the beach, another sight to behold. In Dublin, the entertainment was everywhere! We went to the Dublin writer’s museum, and shopped at the Jervis Center.
The trip to Ireland was one of the best trips I have ever been on in my life. If you ever go, I would recommend seeing Dingle Bay, the Blarney Castle, and all of Dublin.
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