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
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
It was hard to leave Taylor and Stephen behind in Dublin but I was beyond excited to explore southeast Ireland at last! We headed south to County Kilkenny where we would be spending the next couple of days. It was a rainy day and we were tired (or whatever you want to call it) from spending all afternoon at … More Down to Southeast Ireland: Kilkenny
Have you ever been to a place that is so beautiful you cannot even comprehend its existence? A place that leaves you speechless? A place that makes you wonder about the people who live there and how this is their reality? The Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland is one of those places for me. Imagine … More Biking the Aran Islands… Again!