After almost two years I’m barely posting our Ireland trip. Better late than never, right?! lol it was nice going through our pictures and reminisce about our trip. Every trip has been special in its own way and will always have a special place in my heart.
This post is the second part of our Scotland/Ireland trip. You can read about the first leg of our trip (Scotland) here!We started our Ireland trip 2 days after celebrating Hogmanay in Edinburgh. We decided to take the Stena Line ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast. It was the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Belfast and it seemed like something cool to do. The train ride from Edinburgh to Cairnryan was around 3.5 hours and the ferry ride from there to Belfast was around 2 hours. Although it took a little bit longer than flying I really enjoyed the whole journey!the outline is where the Titanic was builtOn our first day in Ireland we decided to go to the Titanic museum in Belfast since we woke up to rain. I was glad I had the museum as our back up plan! I really LOVE going to museums and this one was actually really cool! I had no idea that the Titanic departed from Belfast.
our cute little rental car gorgeous seaside town#instagrambfAfter the museum we headed to Portrush since we were going to be spending the next day in that general area. The drive there was gorgeous! Driving around N.Ireland was a dream.so much to see in N.Ireland!Cliffs of Moher/Cliffs of Insanity
it was beyond cold! i could barely feel my fingers! Dunluce Castle
if i remember correctly these hexagon formations were created because of a volcanic eruption
legend has it that a giant built those columns 😉 where they filmed a scene for GoT!The day after we arrived to Portrush we spent the day visiting all the Northern Ireland sights such as the Cliffs of Moher/Cliffs of Insanity, the Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle and the Dark Hedges (where they filmed GoT!). This part of our trip was one of my favorites. All these locations were amazing! When we got to the Cliffs of Moher my jaw dropped! What a sight to see. Seriously, everybody needs to go visit N.Ireland at least once. There’s so much beauty to see in this world of ours <3 the streets of Galway
loved this restaurant! one of everything at the Tribeton!keeping warm with hot toddies
We then headed to Galway and got the opportunity to visit our friend Rachel who was living there at the moment. We had yet to experience the nightlife in Ireland so Rachel was kind enough to show us around. We went from pub to pub and sang along to live music. It was one of the BEST nights that I’ve had to date! #neverforget Dromoland Castle
one of the best afternoon teas we’ve had
After our lovely time in Galway we headed down to Limerick because we were going to stay at Dormoland Castle! We just had to stay in a castle if we were going to do our trip right lol the castle grounds were beautiful and because of the time of year it was practically empty! We had the castle all to ourselves. We were supposed to stay only a night and head out the following day but because we had been so tired of unpacking and repacking and driving around so much we decided to stay another night which was so worth it!
Our last night we spent in Dublin. To be honest I wasn’t very impressed with Dublin. Granted we hardly spent any time there but the moment we arrived anywhere I was in awe and with Dublin that didn’t happen. I’ll have to go back one day and give that place another shot 😉
This Scotland/Ireland trip will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my first trip out of the country. I always knew growing up that I wanted to see the world so it meant everything to me to be able to make that dream a reality.