Picking the Perfect Day Trip in Ireland: Kissing the Blarney Stone & the Beauty of Cork/Cobh

As long as we live in Germany, I will have my birthday, October 3rd, as a work holiday, since it is German Reunification Day.  This year, the holiday fell on a Friday, meaning we had an extended weekend.  We decided to take a couple of extra vacation days and visit the beautiful country of Ireland.  …

Picking the Perfect Day Trip in Ireland: Driving Tour of the Ring of Kerry

Day 2 of our Irish Vacation was on my actual birthday on October 3rd. We left our hotel in the beautiful city of Killarney and spent the day driving the "Ring of Kerry" which is a scenic road that loops around the peninsula in the county of Kerry. We saw some beautiful scenery, and watched …

Picking the Perfect Day Trip in Ireland: Bunratty Castle to the Cliffs of Moher

Today was another long day, but well worth it!!   The weather held off mostly.  We were lucky to have a rain shower at sunrise & sunset, and it gave us beautiful views of a double rainbow both times. The rolling hills of Ireland are truly very beautiful....and green!! We visited another medieval castle Bunratty and …

Picking the Perfect Day Trip in Ireland: Connemara – Kylemore Abbey – Dublin

On Day 4, we left our hotel in Galway and took a tour through the mysterious Connemara region of Ireland, seeing the largest Fjord in the country and the secluded Kylemore Abbey. In a region of Ireland that was one of the most decimated during the potato famine. After making our way back to Galway …