Glendalough

Imagine the ruins of an ancient monastic village nestled in the mountains. Imagine walking down a trail through majestic trees to a sprawling lake in the warm sunshine. Imagine cathedrals made of stone and made of wood, existing together in a glacial valley. Can you imagine? If you can’t, then I would recommend visiting Glendalough in Wicklow, Ireland. Despite… More Glendalough

Mount Juliet Estate: A little slice of heaven in the Irish countryside

After our brief time in Kilkenny, we continued south to our next destination, Mount Juliet Estate. As soon as we pulled up to the big white house on the hill overlooking a stream and green fields, I knew our time here would be special. For two days I switched between reading in a big chair overlooking… More Mount Juliet Estate: A little slice of heaven in the Irish countryside

Adare and Limerick, featuring cold and damp Irish castles

On our 6th day in Ireland we FINALLY experienced some real Irish weather! Hahaha. Thankfully both times I have visited Ireland it has been unusually sunny and warm. I even got horribly sunburnt on the Aran Islands! However this day was a classic rainy and dreary day that we spent in ancient ruins and castles… More Adare and Limerick, featuring cold and damp Irish castles

Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves and wild walks at the Cliffs of Moher

After such an amazing day in Cong (check this place out!), I was excited to return to the Cliffs of Moher and show my family this spectacular place. First stop on our drive to the cliffs was Dunguaire Castle, a 16th-century tower house open for tours and banquets in the evenings. Oh the things we do for tourists…… More Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves and wild walks at the Cliffs of Moher