No Euro-escape would be complete without an Ireland road trip! We hired a car in Dublin and drove around most of the country (not Northern Ireland – this time!). We stopped in at Doolin, Gallway, The Coonemara, Dingle, The Ring of Kerry, Killareny and Kilkenny. Being November and all, the weather wasn’t great and the rain hampered our view. At least we know why it’s so green!

Highlights included:

  • Our walking tour in Dublin – we had perfect blue-sky weather and learnt a lot of Irish history
  • Irish music in Doolin – this was definitely the best folk music we had the entire trip. We spent an evening listening to a 3 piece folk band – guitar, flute and accordion.
  • Guinness – it tastes so good here!
  • Cliffs of Moher – simply stunning.
  • The Ring of Kerry – unfortunately it rained the entire time so the views weren’t all that great; we will definitely be coming back because the countryside was stunning