"Last October my sister and I went on a long awaited trip to Ireland. Two years prior we had started putting a little side every month, and the planning started not long after that. It was well worth the wait and everything we hoped it would be, and more! We rented a car and did a big counter-clockwise drive around South-Western Ireland. Driving on the opposite side of the road was different, but not as hard as you would think! It's just the narrow roads that took some getting used to... We opted to stay in Bed and Breakfasts the whole trip and we couldn't have been happier. Not only were they charming, we would be so full from breakfast we wouldn't need to eat another meal until dinner. The Irish certainly know how to have a proper breakfast! The entire trip we were constantly admiring the gorgeous scenery, beautiful historic manors, castles, and churches. In the evenings we found ourselves at cozy pubs that played live music and we enjoyed a Guinness and a few Bulmers. The whole trip was magical.
Tinode House - Dublin www.tinodehouse.com
Coolin House - Galway www.coolinhousesalthill.com
Newpark House - Ennis www.newparkhouse.com
Lighthouse B&B - Dingle www.lighthousedingle.com
Butler House - Kilkenny www.butler.ie