Blarney Castle

It’s my impression that it’s obligatory to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone on a trip to Ireland… so we made sure to put it on our to do list while we were there and hit it up on our way back to Shannon before heading home.

Jameson Distillery Tour

On our last full day in Ireland, we debated the handful of things we hoped to cram into the day.  We ended up narrowing down our options and headed to our first tour of the day – the Jameson Distillery Tour. If your name is Jameson, you get to tour for free as well as some of your friends! The tour was chilly but very informative and fun. And as many tours conclude, this one ended with a Jameson tasting of our choices – either…

Killarney and Muckross

On Easter Sunday, we explored Killarney before heading on our way to Cork.  Our first and major stop was Killarney National Park.  We planned on walking around and checking out the Muckross Estate but first we came upon the Muckross Abbey. After enjoying the abbey, we explored the grounds and lake before walking over to the Muckross Estate.  While we didn’t go in and explore, we did enjoy the gift shop where I found the most wonderful wool hat and scarf (which I desperately needed…

Dingle Brewing Company & Peninsula

After some sightseeing at the Cliffs of Moher, the four of us piled into the rental car and enjoyed the scenery on our way to Adare, just outside of Limerick for our first night.  Lots of green everywhere! Our stay in Adare was lovely and a nice intro to Irish pub food.  Being Good Friday, we learned that Ireland doesn’t serve alcohol on Good Friday, causing a lot of pubs to be closed.  Luckily we found one open and enjoyed our first servings of stew,…