Happy Saint Patrick's day, friends! I hope you are all eating something stewed and drinking something brewed. We are driving down to my in-law's house today for stew, colcannon, and these Guinness brownies I made!
I wanted to share some photos from this past October when JB and I went to Ireland on our honeymoon! I'll try and keep narration down to a minimum so you can just enjoy the scenery. Every time I look at these photos I get so overwhelmed remembering just how breathtakingly beautiful Ireland, it's history, and it's scenery were.
We started in Dublin for just two days. We were SUPER jetlagged the first day, but managed to hit the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery the second day. Worth it.
From Dublin, we drove to the west coast of the country to Co. Limerick. Co. Limerick is, perhaps, my favorite place we visited- it was SO picturesque. I read Angela's Ashes on the plane ride to Dublin, so when I developed severe bronchitis while we were in Limerick, I was totally convinced I had contracted Typhoid fever.
From Co. Limerick, we drove north to stay in a rental cottage for one week in an area of Ireland called the Burren. We had THE MOST spectacular view from our cottage. I am certain, at this exact location near Galway bay, is where Heaven and earth meet. I apologize for some of the repetitiveness of a few of these next photos- I just couldn't bring myself to leave them out.
We were able to use our cottage as a home base for quite a few day trips.
For the last branch of our trip, we headed all the way south towards Co. Cork and Co. Tipperary for two nights. This was another one of my favorite areas simply because of how lovely it was!