IRELAND

Matt and I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Ireland with a group of our friends this past January! Ireland is by far one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. It has breathtaking views, fascinating people, and a one of a kind culture. We are so excited to share our road-trip across Ireland with all of you, which consisted of renting a 7-passenger van, driving on the opposite side of the road, and multiple stops along the way to take Instagram pictures! Read below to see our 4 day Ireland Road-trip highlights! 

(Click on the links below to visit the website for each location or activity!)

STOP #1: DUBLIN

  • Things to do:

  • Pubs:

    • Temple Bar District: This is the famous strip of bars in Dublin!

      • Bad Ass Temple Bar: Bad Ass Temple Bar is a super fun bar with live music! It has an upbeat and lively vibe.

      • The Temple Bar: Temple Bar is a famous bar in Temple bar District that has with live music! You must go here! 

      • Bad Bobs: Bad Bobs is a multiple story restaurant and bar with a rooftop terrace and live music.

    • Other Pubs in Dublin:

      • MJ O’Neil’s: MJ O'Neil's is a rooftop beer garden with live music and dancing.

      • Whelan’s: Whelan's is another great pub with live music.

      • The Brazen Head: Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Dublin with live music.

  • Restaurants:

    • Darky Kelly’s: Darky Kelly's is a traditional Irish restaurant and pub that is a great spot for dinner! They have live Irish music and an upbeat vibe.

    • KC Peaches: KC Peaches is a great breakfast and lunch spot right in Temple Bar District!

    • Bewley’s: Bewley's is a charming bakery and coffee/tea shop! It is a fun spot to go to for afternoon tea!

  • Where to stay:

    • Barnacle’s Hostel: Barnacle's is a hostel right in the heart of Temple Bar District, which makes it easy to walk everywhere!

STOP #2: TRIM

 

  • Trim Castle: Trim Castle is a beautiful castle in Trim that is definitely worth checking out and going on a tour if you have time. It is also where the movie Braveheart was filmed!

  • Marcie Regan’s Pub: Marcie Regan's Pub is one of the oldest pubs in Ireland with a cozy, laid-back atmosphere. It's a great spot to grab a beer at.

STOP #3: ATHLONE

 

  • Gorgan’s of Glasson: Gorgan's is a wonderful restaurant in Athlone serving traditional Irish dishes. It has a cozy and charming atmosphere.

  • Sean’s Pub: Sean's Pub is the OLDEST PUB in the WORLD!!!! You have to check it out! They have live Irish music and great drinks!

STOP #4: GALWAY: 

 

  • Salthill: Salthill is the Galway pier with walking trails right on the water. It's absolutely gorgeous! 

  • Salt House: Salt House is a local Galway Brewery that is a fun spot to grab an afternoon beer at!

STOP #4 DOOLIN

 

  • Cliffs of Moher: The Cliffs of Moher is one of the most breathtaking places we have ever been to! The rolling, rugged cliffs overlooking the ocean are absolutely gorgeous!!

  • The Burren: The Burren is a national park with great hiking trail.

  • O’Connors Pub: O'Connors is a traditional Irish Pub serving Irish classics such as fish and chips and beef stew! It is a great place for lunch or dinner and they have live music at night!

  • Egans Bar: Egans is a lively Irish pub with friendly locals.

  • T O’brien’s: T O’briens is located right next door to Egans and is owned by the cutest Irish man you will ever meet! He opens the pub when he wants and closes when he wants! You must check it out and hear his story.

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DOOLIN, IRELAND

DOOLIN, IRELAND

CLIFFS OF MOHER

CLIFFS OF MOHER

DUBLIN CASTLE

DUBLIN CASTLE

CLIFFS OF MOHER

CLIFFS OF MOHER

GALWAY, IRELAND

GALWAY, IRELAND

DUBLIN, IRELAND

DUBLIN, IRELAND

GALWAY, IRELAND

GALWAY, IRELAND

TEMPLE BAR DISTRICT

TEMPLE BAR DISTRICT

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