Last Days in Ireland.

In the past three weeks or so, we’d covered the UK, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We’d driven over 2,100 kilometres, stayed in over twenty different B&B’s and hotels and eaten god knows how many pub meals! But we weren’t done yet..

As we started to edge away from the eastern side of Ireland, we popped into Bunratty Castle – a large 15th century tower house. Now dubbed the Bunratty Folk Park, tourists can wander through the castle and village and experience what it was like to live back in those times. Even the staff dress in period costume and do displays on how to cook bread and burn peat. It was a fun experience even in the pouring rain!

Bunratty Castle - in Irish it means 'the bottom of the river'
Bunratty Castle – in Irish it means ‘the bottom of the river’
The quaint historic streets of Bunratty village
The quaint historic streets of Bunratty village
Complete with pigsties and stone walls
Complete with pigsties and stone walls

We also briefly stopped in the gorgeous town of Killarney, which was the epitome of a stereotypical Irish town. Despite Dad’s complaints, Mum and I got in some shopping time and found the most delicious chocolate rocky-road slice in town. We headed towards the beautiful Torc waterfall to walk off the aforementioned chocolate slice and had a sneaky look at the grand Muckross House.

The Torc waterfall is so green it hurts the eyes!
The Torc waterfall is so green it hurts the eyes!
Take a jaunt through the grounds at Muckross House
Take a jaunt through the grounds at Muckross House

As we continued towards the other side of the country we had a break at the breathtaking Ladies View stop. This viewpoint was simply spectacular and it was easy to see why the Queen and her ladies enjoyed it so much.

The beautiful Ladies Viewpoint, named after the Queen and her ladies-in-waiting favourite viewing place.
The beautiful Ladies Viewpoint, named after the Queen and her ladies-in-waiting favourite viewing place.

Unfortunately as always, time was running away from us and we had to leg it to our next destination as it was taking us to Wales! We close to the ferry at Rosslare, where we ate our final Irish pub meal enjoyed our last bit of craic before driving onto the ferry the following morning to head over to the land of the Welsh.

J. x

2 thoughts on “Last Days in Ireland.

  1. Do you mind me asking how you made your blog so popular and how you can travel so much? I am just newly starting out with my blog and want to eventually start traveling around to other countries like Norway. Please let me know what I should do to better my blog 🙂

    1. Hi 🙂

      Thanks for reading and commenting!
      I travel so much because i love doing it. I was able to see a lot of Europe because I was living in the Netherlands for over a year and got to do a lot of travelling, but other than that I just make it priority to travel simply because I love it.
      I think using tags and connecting your blog to your other social media sites is really important. I don’t know the best way to publicise a blog to the masses but if i can reach a small section of the public i’m stoked. It also just takes a lot of time and a fair bit of self-promo (just don’t spam people)
      But good luck! And remember, at the end of the day, write for you.
      x

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