Two weekends ago I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Dublin, Ireland. Being Irish, this was a trip I was very excited for as I got to see where some of my family comes from. I was a little skeptical of the timing I chose to go because a majority of my friends were waiting to go to Ireland for St. Patricks Day weekend. However, after going on this trip I know that I absolutely made the right choice to go a separate weekend. While I was there, I learned that all the Dublin locals leave the city for St. Patricks Day because it is strictly a tourist spot. They all said they prefer to get away for that weekend because the streets get far to crowded with tourists roaming around.
I must say the local Irish people I met were the best part of the whole entire trip. Out of all the places I’ve been and people I’ve met, the Irish are without a doubt, the nicest and most welcoming people I have ever encountered. They were all very helpful when we were asking questions about places we should see and good places to eat. In other countries I have been to, the locals aren’t nearly as kind to the tourists as the Irish were. I am so thankful that I chose to come on a weekend other than St. Patricks Day because I would not have met all the amazing people that I did.
The first full day we had in Ireland we spent touring all of Dublin. As you can see in the photo above, we hopped on one of those city tour busses that took as all around Dublin. This tour bus was very helpful because we got to see parts of Dublin that we would not have found walking around on our own.
The next full day we had we took a day trip to Doolin, Ireland to visit the Cliffs of Moher. This bus ride there took about three and a half hours, but it was a scenic drive so it did not seem nearly as long. As a matter of fact, it was a beautiful bus ride because we got to see the country side of Ireland. It was so green, I couldn’t even imagine how much more beautiful it is in the summer time! Once we arrived at the Cliffs, I was amazed at how unreal the view was. My breath was taken away by the natural beauty of the Cliffs of Moher. I can hoenstly say I had never seen anything more gorgeous in my life.
Ireland is a place I feel that just about anyone would enjoy visiting. From the breath taking scenery, to the lively night life, there is something for all types of people to do. After this trip I realized that Ireland is a place I would love to come back to and explore with my family one day. I wish I had more time there because one weekend was simply not long enough. I will be back for you, Ireland!