Monday, 22 August 2011

Travels in Ireland via postcards


8 lucky friends of mine will be receiving/have received these postcards, I know that at least 5 of them have arrived safely at their destination.  A couple were going over seas, so fingers crossed for those ones.

My journey around Ireland started in Dublin, we had a blast - live music, tours, Riverdance, good company, sight seeing, Guinness, the lot!  We then hired a car and travelled up to Belfast, stopping to see the Knowth and Newgrange Temples/Tombs.  Belfast we found somewhat quieter and harder to figure out than Dublin, but a friendly hostel made up for it.  We did a great day trip to the Giants Causeway, and after walking around it for hours drove back along the coast and saw the Rope Bridge and stopped in the cute town of Cuthendall for our dinner before heading back to Belfast.  After Belfast we progressed on back down South and a little West and ended up near Sligo, in Markree Castle for the night - what a great little treat to ourselves, stayed in the haunted room and everything!  We then made it down to Galway, we had high expectations and they were all met :-) three happy campers were we.  We spent a day wandering round the streets of Galway, had afternoon tea and looked in the touristy shops, we found a pub we quickly turned into our local for the 4 nights we were there, Dave the Barman was great, and put up with us playing Hangman as a drinking game!  We did day trips to the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Ailwee Caves and more afternoon tea in little towns by the coast.  Thoroughly satisfied and in love with Ireland, a great place to visit.

1 comment:

Jessica Mack said...

These are all SO lovely. I'm thrilled with my green postbox card, thank you! I'll be posting about it for 'Mail Monday' on :D