Return To The Emerald Isle
Hey there everyone, sorry about being away for so long (I think I should really run a quarterly blog lol) but i'm back with a new post about something exciting. I had the chance to go back to Ireland a couple weeks ago to visit and spend time with our friends Julie and Gary before they get married in June.
This trip was more relaxing than the last because last time we were there we traveled around 90% the island and we were not about to do that again for a combination of reasons. I wish I could type about all of the things we did in the 7 days we were there but that would take too long and I dont think that you would want to read ALL of that lol so I'll keep it as short as possible by only highlighting my favorite parts.
- Glendalogh Mountain Trail (again) - decided to go back and do the 1173ft hike up and over the mountain again to redeem myself for last time, I was terrified up there and almost shat myself because I am DEATHLY afraid of heights. This time was different, it was cold and rainy up there and a bit slippery and very muddy (you'd think we'd have hiking boots handy by now) and to make matters worse my Nikon DIED up there so I dont have too many shots from up top. More to come on that in another post soon!
- Guinness Storehouse Tour - This was probably my 2nd favourite part of the trip, got to see the science behind what goes into making a pint of Guinness and the whole history of the company and how they signed a 9000 year lease of the brewery (a lease which is no longer in effect due to the property being bought out).
- Kilmainham Gaol - My favourite part of the trip, got to learn about the Irish Rebels that were imprisioned and executed here for their part in the 1916 Easter Rising. I highly recommend this tour if you ever find yourself in Ireland, there's a lot of information here that puts perspective on what the Irish had to go through to break away from British rule.
- Bray Head - Another hike of about 800ft through rocky and steep terrain but the view from the top makes it all worth it, you can see the whole coastal town of Bray in all its glory. if you're lucky enough you can even see a Paraglider or two. I'll post another post on Bray Head & Glendalough soon....there is a funny story surrounding how we ended up traversing on a cliff face through the mud. It's a story about lies and deciet and friendships were indeed tested lol okay it's not that dramatic but that part WASN'T FUN so stay tuned
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