UK & Ireland Road Trip: PART TWO

Welcome to Part 2 of my UK & Ireland Road Trip!

I need to start this post by stating that I love, love, LOVE Ireland and Northern Ireland. I love Dublin, I love the countryside, I love the cliff-lined coasts, I love the people, I love the food, and I love the beer… hell I love the whiskey too. The people are hardworking, yet the pace of life is still relaxed and lighthearted. Come to think of it, every person I met along the way was eager to lend a helping hand or cheerful in their day-to-day life.

Let’s Begin!

It’s impossible to spend anywhere near “enough” time on the entire island because there’s just so much exploring to do. I highly suggest renting a car regardless of if you have 5 days or 2 weeks. Everything is easily accessible and having a car let’s you stick to your own schedule and explore.

IRELAND

– DUBLIN –

STAY : Barnacles Hostel – They have private rooms that feel more like hotel rooms & dorms at great prices. The highlight is definitely the amazing centralized location in Temple Bar neighborhood making it walking distance to everything.

SEE :

EAT/DRINK

  • The Brazen Head for dinner
  • Gallaghers Boxty House for dinner
  • The Temple Bar – drinks and fantastic live music
  • The Bull & Castle for tastey craft beer

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– CONNEMARA –

STAYBallynahinch Castle Hotel

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– CLIFFS OF MOHER –

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– GALWAY –

STAY : Salthill Hotel or Barnacles Quay Street Hostel

NORTHERN IRELAND

SEE

  • Drive the Coastal Route
  • Plan a Game of Thrones tour and stop at Winterfell Castle, The Dark Hedges, and more
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

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– LONDONDERRY –

STAYSerendipity House B&B

SEE :

  • Museum of Free Derry – A visit will aid in better understanding the deep history of the city and the monumental events leading up to and following Bloody Sunday
  • Free Derry Corner murals and “You Are Now Entering Free Derry”

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Suggested Listening

  • The Dubliners
  • Flogging Molly
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • “Galway Girl” – Steve Earle

Thanks for reading!

READ NEXT…

uk pt1

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