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Adventures In... Ireland

Adventures In... Ireland

Ireland is a place that feels like home. I imagine it feels that way for everyone who visits because it just has that "coming home" kind of vibe. My first trip to Ireland was when I was 18. I was a freshman in college and decided I would go to Ireland for my birthday and it also happened to work out that we would be there for St. Patrick's Day - needless to say, it was a blast. My second trip to Ireland was with my mom and my brother. Exploring the Emerald Isle with my family was such an incredible experience. I will cherish those memories for the rest of my life and Ireland will forever hold a special place in my heart. 

Without further ado, here is my suggested general itinerary for Ireland!

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Day 1: Dublin
Guinness Brewery
Kilmainham Gaol

Day 2: Dublin
Trinity College & The Book of Kells
Temple Bar

Day 3: Wicklow County
Guinness Lake (Yes, it really looks like a pint of Guinness)
Wicklow County National Park

Day 4: County Cork
Jameson Distillery (Midleton) 

Day 5: County Kerry
Kilarney National Park
Dingle Peninsula

Day 6: County Kerry
Skellig Michael
The Ring of Kerry

Day 7: County Clare & County Mayo
The Cliffs of Moher
The Burren
Dunguaire Castle

This itinerary does not even begin to cover all that this beautiful country has to offer. I'm sure you could live here for years and still find new incredible places to explore. These are just my humble suggestions of things I have done and that I have thoroughly enjoyed - I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 

As far as lodging suggestions - I like to rent a house or an apartment somewhere semi-central and then do day trips to different places. It gives me a sense of a home-base that I've always loved having on trips. I've used many, many times and I could not recommend them more. You could also book B&B's at different places along the way. That would give you a bit more variety in your locations and restaurant options as well. 

If you have specific questions or need some travel advice - feel free to comment below or shoot me an email at

Adventure Always.

Mary Kate Navigates 

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