We love road trips – there is nothing better than seeing a country one mile at a time. And no drive in the world is more epic than The Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland – the world’s longest coastal touring route. From castles to sea cliffs – this is a stunning journey!
If we could go back to only one place and relive our travels, it would be Ireland. If there’s one country that just feels like home to us, it’s this one. We both claim ancestors from the Celtic Island. We’ve been to Ireland several times and fall even more in love with it each trip. Visiting the Celtic ruins is more mystical each time we go. Irish culture and music pull deeply on our heartstrings. There are no more welcoming people on the planet than the Irish. Put simply, we love Ireland.
Visitors should immerse themselves in “trad” or traditional Irish music, which can be found in many pubs. While there, enjoy a pint of the local beer or an Irish whiskey. The Celtic ruins throughout the country are not to be missed. The sea cliffs in the west of the country are the most impressive we’ve ever seen. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Ireland.
The Powerscourt Estate and Gardens outside of Dublin, Ireland feature some of the finest gardens in all of Europe. Powerscourt blends beautiful flowers and sculptures with a sense of Irish wit and wonder.
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. It all depends on your perspective in Northern Ireland.
The Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal, Ireland is one of the world’s top luxury hotels and is a perfect romantic getaway.
There are plenty of options for Bed and Breakfast in Ireland and Northern Ireland, but standards vary wildly. Here’s how to chose the right Irish B&B.
Little turds lodged themselves into the tread of my hiking shoes. I thought about how this was going to make my rental car smell for the next two days. I wasn’t entirely thrilled by the prospect.
“What do you want to do?” Laura will ask. And I’ll answer, “I don’t know, want to walk around?” That’s how many of our conversations go after dinner when we travel.
A walking tour where the stops aren’t announced until you actually get to them. And in reality, a bit is sorted out along the way.
The Irish love their drink, and with good reason – they have so much of the good stuff!
“You Are Now Entering Free Derry” – these are the six most powerful words in understanding the period known as The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Since the occupation and eventual partition of the island of Ireland in 1921, murals have been art, propaganda, and an emotional outlet for the residents of this city. As with