ireland is a place you have to see on your own, by car, and
without too strict a plan. it’s meant to be explored, gotten lost
in, and thoroughly adventured (is that a verb? it should be!)
we rented through auto europe, who helped us find the best rental in
dublin. we love this company for having alliances all through europe
and being the most consistent car rental company. they find the best
rates and make things easy as it’s a bit complicated to rent over here.
auto europe does all the work for you to set things up. they also helped
us plan and be prepared to drive in ireland, because it’s quite different!
think: wrong side of the car, wrong side of the road, tiny lanes, narrow
turns, slick wet foggy roads, and drop offs to cliffs. it’s good to take their
tips! i can’t wait for chase to edit some of the footage from our drive.
if you’re prepared, an irish road trip will be your favorite memory.
between the blue skies, green hills that stretch forever, and colorful
cheerful towns, we were delighted at every turn. these pictures are
some of my favorites capturing the unreal beauty of ireland – just
as you’d imagine. we had a plan but got so far off of it, but sometimes
that’s exactly how it should be. that’s the beauty of being on your own
schedule and having your own car in ireland..you create your own trip!
every direction you look there’s such beauty.
hi, castle in the background!
the cities along the way surprised me. i didn’t expect the bustling,
colorful, tiny towns in the middle of nowhere! we started our
road trip on sunday morning, so we drove from dublin to galway
where we found church and then explored from there. so darling!
^^ does anyone want to live on buttermilk lane with me?
that light blue building has my name all over it ^^
if you ever find yourself in galway, pop into the pie maker ..
trust me on this one! traditional irish pies (savory and sweet!)
views above galway! ^^
back on the road to our favorite stop of all..
^^^ the cliffs of moher! ^^^
this was probably one of our top 3 favorite places we’ve visited.
these cliffs are so simple, but so stunning. i had the most peaceful
feeling staring out at these with the sun shining on them. they are in
the middle of nowhere on the west coast of ireland, but so worth
getting to. we thought it would be a quick stop, but we stayed for hours.
^^ amazing views from all sides!
(yes i’m matching the green hills :)
bird spotting on the cliffs – there are SO many that can be seen close up.
getting his time lapse (and it’s a good one!)
sorry, just ONE more of those cliffs.. if you think this post
had too many, you should see how many i deleted!
more stops with some drone flying action, of course!
the wind didn’t stop him from getting his footage. ^^
more towns filled to the brim with charm. . .
we just kept driving through one after another!
^^ an irish stop sign ;)
cobh: ireland’s version of the painted ladies!
summer dusk in ireland is the best time of all.
i think this picture was taken at about 9:45 PM. crazy!
“hello from ireland!” says chase and his leprechaun ^^
our first visit to this country has blown us away.
• ireland looks like: the greenest of green •
• smells like: rain •
• tastes like: beef pie, peas & mashed potatoes •
• sounds like: fiddles playing in pubs •
• feels like: the nicest, most helpful people! 🍀
a post still to come from our country house (favorite place we’ve stayed)
and our time in dublin! and chase has a vlog on the way..we’ll get caught up soon!