Post # 1
My husband and I are just starting to plan for a trip to Ireland. We are thinking we’ll go anytime between February and April. We do enjoy the cold and the rain so no worries on weather. Most likely we will fly into Dublin but we don’t know where to go from there. Ideally, we’d like to stay about 5-7 days.
We really want to see the Cliffs of Moher, distilleries and some castles. Other than that, we’re totally open and we don’t know what to do. We are hoping to be able to do a cultural experience like hawk handling or herd dog experience.
If you’ve been to Ireland, what do you recommend? Any cool stuff we should look out for?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
Lucky! I studied abroad in Dublin and it was an absolute blast, the country is so gorgeous. One of my biggest tips is to check the weather before going to the Cliffs! If it’s foggy/cloudy/rainy, it’ll be near impossible to see them, so definitely check before making the trek out there.
A few of my favorite things:
- Hiking in Glendalough. It’s an old monastary and has beautiful views of a lake and mountains.
- Greyhound racing. This is probably seasonal (I was there over the summer), but was one of the most fun things I did.
- Irish dancing was also a ton of fun to learn so I’d look out for a class to take!
- Take a trip to Howth. You can get there using the DART, it’s about a 15 minute trip to this little fishing town. There’s some hikes here but is a fun town to just walk around.
- Galway! Galway is soo beautiful and so much fun. If you go, definitely take a ferry to the Aran Islands and do a bike tour. Absolutely the most gorgeous way to tour the island
Post # 3
Strongly reccomend staying at Adare Manor. It’s expensive, but totally worth it. Also the village of Adare is super cute.
Post # 4
Thank you so much for all of those recommendations! I actually read about the Glendalough and I love historical things like that so we’ll have to check that out.
Galway looks beautiful too!
That sounds so pretty. I’ll have to look into it!