A return to this beautiful country has been on our must re visit list basically since we returned from here on our honeymoon. Ireland is hands down the favorite country we’ve visited and I officially think we’ve seen all the must see spots. This trip, we flew into Dublin and headed (South) West to Dingle, and went North from there! Here’s our day by day itinerary:
Day 1: Land in Dublin and head to the west coast to Dingle. SLEEP!
Day 2: Dingle! Last time we were in Ireland Dingle was one of the spots we skipped over, so it was a must see this time. The coastal town of Dingle is so adorable and we’re so glad we made the 4 hour trip there all while fighting some major jet lag. After a good nights rest, we got up the next day and went to went to Inch Beach and the Harbor. We of course couldn’t leave this town before getting our first taste of Murphy’s Ice cream (SO GOOD!). That night we headed north to Ennis.
Day 3: We stayed at one of our favorite B&B’s – Hillview Farm B&B. We stayed here last time we came, and had to come back and visit this farm because of the wonderful host, Trish, and all their animals, the puppies and kittens especially. Trish recommended driving the Loop Head Peninsula and it did not disappoint. After the scenic drive, we headed up to Doolin, checked info our B&B and headed to the Cliffs of Moher for our photo shoot with Alexis + Ryan. If you didn’t see those photos yet, you can see them here. And the photos Alexis took of us here. Doolin is such a cute town and known for the traditional Irish music played at the pups there nightly.
Day 4: Galway! We are usually prefer more of the countryside of Ireland, but Galway was adorable. We explored the town, listened to Ed Sherran’s Galway Girl while strolling through the cobblestone streets. SO touristy, so shame! 🙂
Day 5: This day was mostly spent driving North to Donegal.
Day 6: We headed to the beautiful cliffs of Slieve Leauge. I 100% recommend making the trip here. In my opinion it beats the views of the Cliffs of Moher hands down. Unfortunately it was super foggy the day we visited and we weren’t able to see the tops of the cliffs and it was still stunning.
Day 7: Northern Ireland! We made the drive into Northern Ireland and stayed near Giant’s Causeway. We made it to Giant’s Causeway for sunset and it was so pretty. There are two different theories to how these 40,000 interlocking basalt columns came to be. One is that is was from a volcanic eruption, the cooler of the two theories is that it was built by a Giant named Finn who was challenged to a fight by a Scottish Giant and that the causeway was built so the giants could meet in the middle.
Day 8: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge + The Dark Hedges aka “Kings Road” from Game of Thrones.
Day 9: Game of Thrones Tour at Castle Ward and Meeting the Direwolves from the Show! Check out Tyler’s Instagram for photos!
Day 10: Spent the day walking around Dublin, visiting the Jameson Distillery, Brazen and one of the highlights of our trip, going to the Ed Sheeran concert!
Day 11: Fly Home