Ireland is such a quaint country that you need to experience this unique culture at least once. I went to Ireland in June and it was a little chilly and rainy.
We stayed in Dublin, Ireland and took day trips to the other places in Ireland we wanted to see.
An eating place that is a must when you are in Dublin is The Church. It was an Irish atmosphere at its finest. They did Irish dances while you eat your supper. It’s is such a cool experience.
There are so many different pubs and restaurants that are all good to try in Dublin. One thing to know is that you don’t tip, so sometimes the service is not the quickest because there are no tips involved.
One place that is iconic that you can’t miss is the famous Temple Bar. I have a picture below so you know which one it is because there were a few named that but this is the true Temple Bar.
We took a train ride for around 12 Euros there and then back to Howth. This town was so colorful and it reminded me of a fishing village. We decided to hike the Howth Cliff Summit. We definitely underestimated this hike. I wore my Birkenstock’s and jeans. I was not prepared for this cliff walk. Let me tell you this was a phenomenal view of Ireland like you’ve never seen. We walked on the edge of the cliff all around for around 2 miles. Side note: we have laughed at this picture because I look like a disciple and my sister Dora the Explorer. You can tell we weren’t in hiking gear. I 100% recommend this hike in Howth. It’s a great day trip from Dublin and only takes around 25 minutes by train.
Killiney and Dalkey
The next day we decided to take a taxi to Killiney and Dalkey. They are little towns next to Dublin. They have a cute city center you can walk around.
We decided to venture out of Dublin to explore more of the Irish countryside. We took a day trip to Galway and The Cliffs of Moher. These two things I definitely would not miss doing! They are breathtaking.
Now we all are familiar with Galway because of Ed Sheeran’s song Galway girl. Let me tell you now I felt like I was in his song in this Irish city. I bought the Claddagh ring in Galway. It is a traditional Irish ring that represents love, loyalty, and friendship.
Cliffs of Moher
We then journeyed on through the Irish country to get to the Cliffs of Moher. We were very lucky that it was a clear day so that we could see the cliffs. Now be sure you don’t get too close to the edge of the cliff because the wind will carry you over easily. There was also a castle called O’Briens Tower you can climb up inside for around 2 Euros. The views from the top are breathtaking.
Things I learned on this trip:
-Bring Euros and change
-Always bring a jacket or a rain jacket
-You never have to tip anywhere
-The day trip to Galway and Cliffs of Moher are worth doing
We stayed at the Clayton Hotel Leopardstown in Dublin. The Luas green line is a one minute walk from the hotel with its own 'Central Park' stop.
This is the main transportation in Dublin to get you around the city. There is a green and a red line. Be sure to know which color line gets you to which location.
I’m not going to lie...Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour brought me to Ireland, and I’m sure glad I chose to come to this country. I finally checked an international concert off my list in Dublin. Let me tell you it is much cheaper to go to concerts in other countries.