It is hard to express the feelings Ireland gave me. Pretty much, it was everything I imagined! The country side was green and rocky and the people in the towns and cities were fun and friendly.
My group and I stayed in the city of Dublin, Ireland’s capital. We all agreed that the city itself had a really great atmosphere, plus it was very pretty! The buildings there were interesting, like Trinity College which was Ireland’s first university. Our hostel was called Times Hostel on College Street. Great location but a tad pricey for my liking. (And as I mentioned in my Weekend Travel Tips, I like airbnb so much better than hostels.)
I definitely recommend checking out the Dublin night life. It was definitely THE best way to get the feel for Ireland’s culture. Just going into different pubs and listening to their live music, hearing the people chattering and laughing and singing and dancing! AH! It was so much fun.
Another thing I highly recommend about Ireland, is taking a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher. It cost us around 40 euro each, but it was a great way to see the country side. Plus the cliffs are absolutely enthralling. BUT it’s actually really muddy and really windy. So dress accordingly!
Something I wish I had done while in Ireland was take a day tour to Northern Ireland as well. There are some really beautiful places to be seen in that area. But I am considering that an excuse to go back some day!
One thing I wish I hadn’t done was the Guinness Museum. It is definitely not for someone with no interest in beer! It was a little too expensive in my opinion, but that is because I didn’t take the free beer at the end of the tour. However, the people that did like beer in my group had great things to say about it.
I highly recommend Ireland as a place to go, and it’s one of those places that you just need more time than a weekend.
There is an Irish saying, “May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is worth forgetting.” Ireland was definitely worth remembering, so I will never forget.