Ireland

One week in Ireland

While one week will provide you with a quick overview of many of Ireland’s sights, I would suggest narrowing the area of your visit when planning your itinerary (i.e. the south, west or north of Ireland). When visiting in early October 2015, I decided to focus on the lower half and...

Galway, Dingle and the Cliffs of Moher

Coming from Croatia and Italy, I knew it was going to be colder in Ireland, but I wasn’t expecting how much colder it was going to be. On the plus side, it was so cold because it was a beautiful, sunny day. I’ll take cold over rain anyday! After a confusing start trying to find our rental...

Driving the Ring of Kerry

Another early morning start and we were on our way around the Ring of Kerry. With our 8am start there was barely another else on the road that time. Again, based on Rick Steves’ advice, we did the drive in a clockwise direction. The strategy is that the buses go counterclockwise, so if...

Kinsale and Cork

Another long day of driving, with our final destination being Cork with a stopover in Kinsale. There’s no ‘fast’ way to get between Kenmare and Cork (or at least we didn’t know one), and Google Maps ‘may’ take you down a very narrow, dirt road. You may want to check a map before you...

Touring the Dingle Peninsula

Our third day was earmarked as the ‘Dingle Peninsula Drive’ day, which had an unexpected start. A young man walking by while we were next to the rental car pointed out that one of our tires looked flat. We thought we’d go to a petrol station and put air in it thinking it might be a slow...