Ireland is one of those places where, before I even left, I was already excited to go back. There are so many sides to this country, yet it is pretty compact and can easily be explored. The people were so welcoming and lively, and their pride for their country seemed infectious. We were lucky to get to see a few different parts of Ireland, but there are still so many places I want to see.
Taking in the natural environment and wonders was one of my favorite parts of the trip. While traveling, I was reflecting on how happy nature makes me, and others. We need to do our part to protect the environment before it’s too late. Let’s ensure that we do not allow car-culture such as highways and parking lots to infringe upon the natural beauty our own Earth supplies us. Let’s encourage our friends and family to walk and ride bikes, and push ourselves to take public transport even if it takes a few minutes longer. Even if it’s just little things such as bringing your own reusable straws and utensils or walking instead of driving, we can all make a difference in preserving our beautiful world.
We spent most of our time in Dublin, so I have the most recommendations for places there. We did a day trip to Galway though and got to see the Cliffs of Moher, and I highly recommend doing both of those!
- Cliffs of Moher: All I can say is: !!!! One of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen
- Galway: Definitely make your way to this adorable town if you can! Such a quaint, classic city that will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling just from wandering the streets listening to music.
- The Creative Quarter: In Dublin; an area of the city close by to all of the tourist attractions that feels miles away from the crowds and chaos. Wander around, check out the design shops, grab a coffee, and eat at one of the yummy restaurants
- J. Mulligan’s Grocer: The coziest little pub/restaurant in the Stoneybatter area. Get the Scotch eggs!!
- Cobblestone: A great bar that countless locals recommended for live music every night
- The Vintage Cocktail Bar: A cool lil’ speakeasy that is a nice change from the louder local spots