That weekend was the Ireland vs. Scotland rugby game, so we saw lots of cute Scots in kilts - so fun!!
Our lovely hostel...it was pretty fun!
The first day we walked around lively Dublin. We saw Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the Guinness Beer Factory :) We also hung out a lot around Temple Bar, a favorite tourist spot where we found our favorite pub - Quays Irish Restaurant! Fun times!
The beautiful countryside...I was in so much bliss!! It was just amazing green hills divided with cute cobblestone walls and dotted with castles and ancient ruins...loved it so much!!! We also got to go to the coast and see the ocean. I was so excited - any body of water just gives me happiness lol :)
One of the stops on our tours was at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. It was very entertaining. The castle tour guide was a hilarious Irishmen who acted out the activities of castle life. The castle wasn't huge, but we were at our liberty to explore all of it - which was so cool. We climbed one of the towers and took some fun pics. They still have dinners at the castle where you eat with your hands...too bad we weren't there for that. Outside the castle was a little folk town that staged older buildings used in the 19th century. It was very intriguing and fun!!!
For lunch we stopped at a cute little seaside town of Doolin where I ate some amazingly fresh fish n'chips at O'Connor's pub. I also happened upon our bed and breakfast house...Daly's House :)
So to sum in up...I LOVED IRELAND!!! I made sure to spend all my money on green Irish attire and a few CDs of Celtic music :) Good times!!!