Starting our trek from Dublin to Limericks, we stopped for a delicious breakfast at the Horse & Hound (a pub). Now, we're not in the practice of mixing Guiness with our eggs for breakfast but this place was divine.
From dining delights to impromptu jam sessions, Ireland was full of surprises. The sights were more beautiful than words...
The next day, in search of the Blarney, we headed south to County Cork. We kissed the Blarney Stone, explored the woolen mills and then headed to find a farmers market in the city of Cork. While it is the second largest city in Ireland, Cork was a vibrant but comfortable place with a delicious market filled with local cheeses, chocolates, meats and veggies. Topping off our visit with an unbelievably tasty dinner at Quay Coop. We couldn't believe how clean and easy to navigate Cork was as a city, such charm and ease!
Our Ring of Kerry tour took us by Stangue Fort which was erected long before christianity came to Ireland. The picture below is from our trip around the Ring of Kerry, taken after we had to push one of the cars out of the mud, haha!
Our last full day in Ireland was New Years Eve, after several full days of adventure, it was a great day to kick back and relax in town. We visited the opulent Adare Manor, for which the town was named, and did a bit of shopping in the cultural center of downtown Adare. Since Limerick was named the European City of Culture for 2014, we decide to ring in the New Year with a live band, a couple of crazy hats and dancing with locals at an indoor/outdoor pub called Office Bar.