Irish Road Trip!

Watch out everyone...we have a car!

For the next three weeks we'll be taking to the roads of the Republic of Ireland and checking it all out. While John has been here before, it's my first time and I'm already in love with the friendly people and pubs on every corner. While I didn't grow up with pubs, living in Australia for years got me used to them and I've really missed being able to 'pop in for a pint' while we were in South America (except for in Colombia, of course).

River Liffey bridge Dublin

Summer still means cool temperatures and rain for Ireland. This is a bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin.

Not to mention getting to speak English and have a full understanding of what is going on around me for the first time in four months.

We'll be visiting the following places and making lots of stops along the way:







Dublin for one last night

I'll leave you with some photos from Dublin to get you as excited as we are!

Auld Dubliner pub sign

Dublin Spire

The Spire on O'Connell Street

rain Dublinlive irish music sign

traditional irish breakfast

Traditional Irish breakfasts are available any time in Dublin.

pint guinness

Oscar Wilde memorial Dublin

The Oscar Wilde Memorial in Merrion Square

Wilde memorial dublin poetry

Have you been to Ireland? What places shouldn't we miss?

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Dave Williams

Be sure to head a bit further down the Liffey and take a look at the Samuel Beckett Bridge. It is simply the most beautiful physical object I’ve ever seen — a masterpiece of art and engineering.

Thanks for the tip, Dave!

One of the best trips I’ve ever taken was a road trip in Ireland. It’s not a myth about the friendliness of the Irish people (especially outside of Dublin). Your itinerary looks pretty close to ours, but we just had 10 days. Can’t wait to go back. Don’t miss the Cliffs of Moher and while there spend a little time in one of the pubs in Doolin.

Everyone is super friendly – we thought they would be and have not been disappointed. We love how there’s always live music at almost every pub it seems. And the scenery is amazing!

Galway was probably my favorite Irish city. If you’re looking to get an authentic Claddagh ring, buy it there! There are also lots of gorgeous churches there.

And, if you have time in Galway, catch the ferry over to the Aran Islands. Definitely my top must-see spot. Going over there is like going back in time by like a century.

I really liked Galway too, Amanda =) Sort of kicking ourselves that we didn’t visit the Aran islands! Have heard great things…we’ve moved on to Dingle now and I don’t think you can do a cruise from here but will check on that tomorrow. Hopefully it isn’t too late!

Randy Kalp

Hmmm! That Guinness and Irish breakfast look like they were made for each other. Have fun on your road trip!

Cheers Randy! A Guinness a day is good for the soul.

Awesome photos–I especially love the one of the spire on O’Connell Street!

Thanks so much, Michael!

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