Glendalough Monastic Site

One of our favorite stops from our Irish Thanksgiving  trip is the Glendalough Monastic Site, located within the Wicklow Mountains National Park.  Its history dates back to the 10th century, and its spectacular scenery and archaeology attracts thousands each year. The monastery was founded by Saint Kevin in the 6th century and became one of the great centers…

An Irish Thanksgiving

Hi Friends! I can’t believe its been a whole week since we’ve been back home in the States! Over Thanksgiving week, we spent some time on the Emerald Isle, our surprise honeymoon destination. Our journey began in New York where we hopped on a Norwegian flight straight to Shannon, Ireland.  From Shannon, we rented a car…

Cliffs of Moher

After Galway we decided to visit the beautiful Cliffs of Moher! The Cliffs are Ireland’s most spectacular natural wonder at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way (the pictures below will speak for themselves). When we went, we purchased tickets on site. However, according to the website, starting April 21, 2018 tickets can be pre-purchased online at…

The Aran Island of Inishmore

One of our Galway days was spent on the Aran Island of Inishmore right on the mouth of Galway Bay.  This is the largest of the Aran Islands.There are daily ferries to the islands from the main land. You can purchase tickets before boarding. Parking is on site as well, and everything is reasonably priced.Inishmore…

Galway Girl

After a few days in Dublin, we rented a car from Europcar and drove west to Galway. Galway is such a charming city! We had an AMAZING time. Hands down it is my favorite place in Ireland! My husband, drove most of the time (I enjoyed lots of car naps), it took him about an hour to fully be…

Dublin, Ireland pt. 1

Our trip began in Dublin where we started off with an Irish breakfast at O’Neill’s Pub & Kitchen. Holy moly, who knew that an Irish breakfast would include this much food! It was so delicious though!Since the Pub was right in downtown, we walked around and checked out a few sites & pubs.Between quaint streets,…

A surprise Irish honeymoon! 

So this is how we ended up in Ireland…. We were all set to have a relaxing honeymoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Our bags were packed and we were looking forward to relaxing on the beach after a few stressful months of wedding planning, moving to a new city and working full-time. We booked…