abbey, Art museum, bective abbey, bingo, boyne river, burren, clifden, cliffs of insanity, cliifs of moher, corcomroe, doolin, drogheda, dublin, farm, galway, glendalough, hiking, hill of tara, hurling, ireland, irish, john wayne, kilkenny, killary, kylemore, monasterboice, national park, passage tombs, penneys, sheep, sheep farm, shirley temple bar, tara, the george, travel, trim castle, whiskey, wicklow
After last year’s travels to Ireland, Northern Ireland, and London, I’ve had an airport tracker on my email. When a deal popped up last summer, I couldn’t pass it up, and we were off again! We traveled again on St. Stephen’s Day, and spent New Years Eve in Dublin. We stayed only within the Republic of Ireland this trip, so we got to see a lot more of the countryside, the West, and Dublin!
This year, I also had my FitBit, so I was able to track exactly how much we walked. Last year I was obsessed with the maps of everywhere we went, and this time was no different.
Here’s the quick rundown of our trip:
December 27 – Arrival in Dublin
December 28 – Off to the West – Galway Bay, Quiet Man Bridge, Connemara, Killary Sheep Farm, Connemara National Park and Diamond Hill, Letterfrack, and Clifden
December 29 – Clifden Castle, Kylemore Abbey, Killary Sheep Farm (again!), Galway
December 30 – Dublin Museums – National Archaeology Museum, National Art Gallery, Irish Whiskey Museum
December 31 – Boyne River Valley, Hill of Tara, Bective Abbey, Trim Castle, Loughcrew Passage Tombs, Monasterboice, Drogheda, St. Oliver Plunkett’s Head in a Box, Dublin for New Yeas Eve Shenanigans
January 1 – A quiet day around Dublin and the shops and pubs
January 2 – Out west again to the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, The Burren for a bit of hurling, Corcomroe Abbey, and Kinvara
January 3 – Another day in Dublin for shopping (Penneys!), an adaptive reuse church/pub, and more shopping
January 4 – Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny, and the greatest cultural offering that Dublin has: Sunday night Bingo with Shirley Temple Bar at The George.
January 5 – Back home 😦
Stay tuned for the highlights!