I fully expected Ireland to be beautiful and very green but I didn’t expect the large variety of green hues I saw. Dark green trees, light green meadows and bright green fairways all across the land. A somewhat wild country – rough and rugged, but still with refinement in their culture and the friendliness of the Irish people.
Legend says if you kiss the Blarney Stone you will be eloquent for the rest of your days. Whether truth or fiction, the Blarney Stone is a not-to-be-missed attraction while in Ireland. It’s still on my bucket list – on my recent trip to the Emerald Isle, I didn’t travel in the area of the Blarney Stone.
At only 302 miles long and 174 miles wide, it’s a rather small country but what a history it has. I knew very little of the famine and every museum I visited dedicated one or more exhibits about the potato famine. I visited the Titanic Museum – what an interesting few hours I spent there.
Imagine spending the night in a majestic Irish castle, nestled in the heart of the lush green countryside and near a loch (lake). You can spend your days visiting Celtic ruins, cycling in the countryside, and driving along the magnificent rugged shoreline. Opt for an evening in a lively pub full of traditional Irish music and local beers. If you’re a golfer, plan for a day or two on their beautiful golf courses. Hiking, walking, horseback riding, fishing, and falconry are just some of the activities you’ll enjoy while in Ireland.
You’ll find hotels, castles, manor homes, and B and B’s of every variety and level of luxury. Do plan to spend a a night at a castle – it’s great fun. And, an evening at a pub enjoying the traditional Irish music and dancing.
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