Brandon's Viewpoint, Dingle Peninsula

Reader Trip Report: A Coastal Trip around Ireland Part II

We’re back with the second half of Kevin and Mary’s coastal trip around Ireland. The first installment of their two-week adventure took them all around the coast of Ireland from Northern Ireland to Counties Donegal, Galway and Clare. Next up is Kerry, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wicklow and even Meath! It is a super tight itinerary, […]

Blarney Castle Ireland

Which one? Shannon or Dublin Airport?

There is something about finally booking a flight to Ireland that makes it feel real, like I am actually going instead of just dreaming.  While it is likely that I’ve been planning the trip for a while, when I get those plane tickets, I get so excited—like can’t-sleep-start-the-count-down-can-we-go-tomorrow excited. But before we buy those tickets, […]

Ireland Bicycle, countryside and blessing

Irish Blessings

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I didn’t grow up in an Irish-American household, so St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays I never quite got into when I was younger. I thought the day was primarily just an excuse for people to wear green and drink a lot of alcohol (Ha–I suppose this is true […]

Banoffee Pie

How Much Does It Cost? Part III: Food in Ireland

We’re counting up all the expenses for our 2014 trip to Ireland. Parts I and II covered transportation and accommodations. This time we are talking about one of my favorite subjects, food! Not just any food though, so-delicious-I-can-still-taste-it-someone-please-bring-me-some-now food. Food in Ireland The Irish have an incredibly strong connection to the land and sea. Restaurants and pubs […]

How Much Does It Cost? Part II: Accommodations in Ireland

Welcome to Part 2 of our ‘How Much Does It Cost’ series (Part 1 on transportation). This time we’re reviewing all our Accommodations in Ireland—how much they cost and our experiences with each place.  Joe and I stayed in 7 different locations for 14 nights in June, 2014, opting to stay in most places for multiple nights. We […]