Cliffs of Moher

We took a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher in western Ireland and made a few stops along the way. First, we visited Corcomroe Abbey, which had such an interesting history! Afterwards, we stopped by “The Little Cliffs” at The Burren on our way to the Cliffs of Moher, which I think you can actually see in the distance in the picture below. It was so incredibly cold and windy at the Cliffs! Absolutely nothing like the good weather we had the day before at the Giant’s Causeway. There was this sort of walkway that had been made by…

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Giant’s Causeway

While I was staying in Dublin, it was really important to me to get out and see the natural beauty that Ireland is renowned for. The top two places to see were Giant’s Causeway and the Ciffs of Moher. On the way to the Causeway we stopped by the Dark Hedges, which apparently stars in Game of Thrones! Then we stopped by the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, which was such a fun time. The weather ended up being nice enough that we could actually see the coastline of Scotland on the horizon! Afterwards we stopped for lunch in Doolin Village for…

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Guinness Storehouse

Now, who could go to Dublin without visiting the Guinness Storehouse? Not even I, someone who really doesn’t care to drink, could say no. After visiting Trinity College and Dublin Castle (this post) we quickly made our way to the Storehouse and were able to get in just before they stopped admitting new people. We started out at the bottom floor of the building, which looks like a giant pint glass. A lot of the equipment, apparently, had been used in production at some point. There was this gigantic water feature at the other end of the room too. There was…

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Dublin, Ireland

Day One After landing in Dublin, we went to lunch with a girl we met in the hostel, The Brazen Head, which is Ireland’s oldest pub, apparently dating back to the late 1100’s. The food was good, but the Irish accent’s we heard from the cute waiters was even better. While we were eating we noticed all of the foreign currency on the walls, and even some from Seattle and WSU! After the Brazen Head, we walked around downtown and came across the Christchurch Cathedral, which at sunset was absolutely magnificent. The temperature cooled down quite a bit, so I decided…

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