If it’s my first time visiting a city or country, I always want to see as much as possible while still trying to enjoy the culture and food, which, to be honest, isn’t always an easy balance! During our time in Ireland, we basically made a complete lap around the country’s coast, so we were constantly driving from spot to spot; never staying in a location for more than one night. It was hectic at times and poor Rob didn’t even want to look at a car by the end, but all the sights we were able to see within that time were absolutely breathtaking! In addition, we were totally prepared for nonstop rain and were pleasantly surprise with an abundance of sunshine which is so unlike Ireland!
Our favorite spot of the entire trip had to be the small town of Doolin, a recommendation by my friend Abby. Before our trip, everyone told us that we would love the Cliffs of Moher and I’m one of those people that the more you tell me I’ll like something, the less excited I am when I get there! I think I just build it up in my head and then get let down once I experience it for myself. But these stunning pieces of nature were certainly an exception to that and getting to see them as the sun set over the ocean in a golden glow was such an amazing experience – it felt as if Rob and I were standing on the edge of the earth with one another. Once the sun set, we headed for Gus O’Conner’s pub to each some fish and chips (of course!) and hear the local music. We were definitely in for a treat – the group playing that night had been playing there for 25 years and knew everyone at the pub; friends of friends were constantly joining in to sing or pick up an instrument and it was an absolute blast!
Ireland was a beautiful country filled with so much culture and history – we would love to return one day to explore even more of this amazing country!