Why we thought going to Dublin over St. Patrick’s Day was a novel idea, I will never know. BUT it actually ended up working out for the best. The streets were lively, people were happy, and something was going on every minute of every day we were there.
Here is a look at what the streets looked like 3 days BEFORE St. Patrick’s Day…
Our first night in Dublin, we visited the Guinness Storehouse. It was a neat tour that ends with a pint of Guinness on a panoramic roof top bar overlooking the city of Dublin.
We even got to pour our own glass of Guinness!
360 view of Dublin!
We decided to book day tours out of Dublin so we could stay in one place and not have the responsibility of driving everyday. I thought sitting on a bus for three hours each way would be a nightmare, but it was actually really nice. We got to sleep, play games, and eat and we didn’t have to worry about getting lost or filling up the tank! We booked our two day tours through Viator.com. They have tours in almost every city around the world and they are very well priced for what the tours include!
Our first day trip was to the Cliffs of Moher. This place is breathtaking!
We got a lot for our money on this trip. Our tour guide was fantastic. After the cliffs, he took us to a little Irish restaurant, somewhere we would have never found on our own with some of the best food I have ever had. After lunch, he turned on Irish music and took us home along the ocean road (last two pictures). It was exactly what I had imagined Ireland would look like! This part was the icing on the cake for this day trip!
Our second and final day trip was to The Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. We actually did this tour on St. Patrick’s Day, so I think that is double the luck for us this year!
The stairs up to the Blarney Stone…
Nate kissing the Blarney Stone. He managed not to get a picture while I was kissing it. 😉