OH, MY GOD! I don’t have any other way of starting this post. So yeah, I went to Ireland for six days. BEST days ever. I didn’t think I would like it this much, well, in the back of my mind I did, but not THAT much!
I took so many photos, and now I get to share them with you! It’s from both my camera and phone. The weather was perfect, maybe a bit chilly in the morning and at night but one day out of six, yes, it did rain, and I mean rain like cats and dogs all day. It didn’t stop me from anything! I braved the rain and decided to visit still.
-10th August 2017- Day One.
We had to wake up super early, and when I say we it’s me and my s/o, and by early I mean 4:45 in the morning. We had to catch our plane at 9:30 in the morning but it turns out that when you book your tickets with a low-cost company the airport (at least in Paris) is far far far away, one hour drive to get there and it’s nowhere near Paris, and it’s a pretty rubbish airport. But I am sure you don’t want to read that, so I’ll cut the crap and fast forward to us arriving in Dublin.
It was both our first time in Dublin, already from the plane I could see it was pretty. We landed around 10:30 in the morning, so to say we didn’t do much in the morning, we had to get our car and check in the Airbnb.
Once we were settled in our little home away from home we decided to walk around Trim Castle.
For our first visit, it was perfect, it costs €2 to get to walk on the grounds and if I’m not mistaking €4 to visit the castle from the inside. But we didn’t, we wanted some fresh air, so we decided to walk around, and it’s a pretty good and long walk with a lot of people and their dogs, really green and quiet, you’re next to a road, but you can’t hear anything. I bet when the sun comes out (which it did) it’s a good spot for a picnic or sunbathing. Then after that long and beautiful walk we decided to head home and relax, we were both exhausted. We went to bed super early that night!-11th August- Day Two.
Woke up rested after a good night of sleep without any disturbing noise. Opened the blinds and not a single drop of rain falling from the sky, I knew it was going to be a good day.
We had a lovely relaxed morning, didn’t do much just because at this point we didn’t know what we were going to do! After some research, we decided to go near the sea. This is where we discovered Brittas Bay and the beach. It was a bit far from where we were, but it didn’t stop us. On the road to the beach, we passed so many golf club, at least three or four. I haven’t seen that much before in so little time! One thing to know, if you want to get there, you need to pay €4 to park. It may be expensive if like us, you just stay for five minutes but if it’s a beautiful day and you want to sunbathe, totally worth it. Then we got in the car and drove to Bray, this beautiful seaside town. There, we parked the car and went for a nice walk next to the sea. There is a pretty long walk that you can do, you just need to follow the pavement, and you’ll get to Bray Head! Did I forgot to mention, the weather was lovely and can you believe it was sunny and warm!-12th August- Day Three.
The day came! The day we were going to Dublin. What’s the first thing I did before going? Looking for the nearest shopping centre. You know what that means… Shopping time!! I didn’t buy that many clothes, but I got some pretty good bargains. Maybe I should write a post about it (?!). We arrived pretty late in the morning, so after a little bit of shopping, we decided to have lunch. Where better to have lunch than Wagamama? I know, Japanese cuisine in Ireland, not the typical cuisine! But I love it, and I know they have vegetarian options there, also very important.
Then, with our tummies full, we walked all afternoon. We went to Dublin Castle. I know! They have a Castle right inside the town centre! How cool is that?! We also went to the famous O’Connell bridge and street. Walked around all afternoon. We even stopped in the park next to the shopping centre. St Stephen’s Park, so quiet, so green, so perfect.-13th August- Day Four.
This day was pretty chilled for us. We decided to have a little picnic on the Rock of Dunamase. We actually thought it would take us more time and walking to see them, to our surprise when we parked, it was there not even 100 metres away. Had a picnic, walked around and took some beautiful photos. Then direction Gash Garden, this is a wonderful place to walk and be noise free. Such a beautiful garden. There is a school right next to the park, I kind of envy the students to have such a lovely place right next to a school.-14th August- Day Five.
OK, for this day the weather was miserable, it rained all day. STILL! We went to Kilkenny. It was a two-hour drive, and we thought maybe it would stop raining but no! Arrived, parked got out of the car, and it started pouring and guess what? Who forgot the umbrella at home?! ME! We had to walk in the rain, luckily for us, it wasn’t too far. We walked around the castle and then decided to go back home because it was raining so much and our feet started to get wet. Sadly I didn’t take any photos, but I decided to take one from the internet. When I got back home, I couldn’t believe it was our last night in Ireland and the trip was at its end already.-15th August- Day Six, The Last Day.
When we booked our tickets we decided to be able to enjoy the day as much as we can before we needed to be at the airport, thank you late evening flight!
The last day doesn’t mean you can’t do anything and only need to pack. We went to Glendalough National Park in the morning. OMG! So beautiful! This is where I see myself walking my dog every weekend, so spacious, so beautiful. We stayed for 2-3 hours, walking around, taking photos and looking at the beautiful scenery. Wish my dog was here too, I’m sure he would have had a brilliant time too (LOL!). Then since you had to leave the Airbnb early in the morning, we decided to go back to Dublin for the afternoon, our flight didn’t leave until 6 p.m., we had one last (mandatory) Wagamama and then walk around and then headed to the airport to catch our flight back home. I’m definitely coming back. This is one of the best trips I’ve had so far. People are so lovely and friendly, it’s so nice and green, big spaces, a lot of hike to do (didn’t do any ‘cause I forgot my boots but I’ll take them next time!).
That’s it for me here. I hope you liked my first ever travel blog post. It’s new to me! Don’t forget you can leave a comment with any places I should go to next time or where to eat!
The Veggie Adventure signing off