A trip to Ireland would not be complete without a tour. We managed to find a cool tour of the Wicklow Coast. Wild Wicklow Tour. The tour itself was beautiful, the guide was super funny and it was a great way to spend the day seeing the coast and mountains. The tour consisted of a drive down the coast past DunLaoghaire Harbour, Dalkey and Killiney (with stops to see Bono’s home and a few other famous people’s homes, as well as sitings of where movies were filmed).
There was a stop at Avoca Handweavers for coffee, pastries and some *touristy shopping. Then on to Glendalough to see 6th Centruy Monastic Settlement and beautiful views. Lunch at a traditional Irish Pub (which were everywhere, seeing as we were in Ireland!) And of course view of the mountain lakes, wild heather, barren boglands where they filmed Braveheart.
Next trip to Ireland…. we tour the west coast 😉
*meaning expensive stuff
In June my family and I had the chance to take a trip to one of the places in the world I have always wanted to visit. Ireland. After the kid finished school and started her summer break, we took an evening flight from Montreal to Toronto and then the over night from Toronto to Dublin. It was the longest 7 hour flight I have ever taken. Luckily the kid slept 95% of the time. I managed a few hours. Poor husband only managed a few minutes.
As a reader, I often read stories that took place in Ireland. As a result, I’ve always wanted to go there to see if all that I was reading was true. Turns out, I felt very much at home in Dublin. Almost as if I had been there before. I only wish we had managed to visit more of the country.
O’ Connell Street, Dublin (And some guy’s head who popped in at the last second)
These guys moved very very slowly… very cool. Scared the life outta the kid though!
The River Liffey
Map of Dublin