Places to See:
Cliffs of Moher Hands down, my favorite part of the whole trip. The cliffs were breathtaking, and if you can, see them at sunset. If that’s the only thing we saw on this trip, it would be worth it!
Books of Kells The actual Book of Kells was cool, but the BEST part of the tour was the Trinity College Library. Worth the ticket alone! It was a book lovers heaven!
Downtown Dublin is as charming as you would expect it to be. The doors deserve a post of their own – simply darling! We popped into a lot of random shops and cafes and it was like a fairy tale!
Rock of Cashel Absolutely worth the drive – and the history is fantastic! We loved the tour and walking the grounds, as well as the history. Bonus: next to a darling town with great little pastry shop 😉
Trim Castle otherwise known as the Braveheart Castle. (Can’t say I’ve ever seen the movie, but still cool nonetheless!) We hit this one up on our way home from our roadtrip and I wish we could have toured it – it was probably my favorite castle to see on our trip!
King John’s Castle Like King John from Robin Hood! We loved learning about the history here and the tour was FANTASTIC!
Places to Eat
Here’s a few of our favorite places we ate at during the trip. We tried some AMAZING food…it’s making my stomach growl just thinking about it!
The Pig’s Ear We ate here for my birthday dinner and it is still one of the highlights of our trip! The food was to die for good. We tried lots of different plates and shared them all. The mashed potatoes were some of the best we had, and the meats? Ahhmazing.
Peacockgreen Best hot chocolate of my life. Hands down. Also, darling little set up, amazing tile, and the tea display was super cute!
KC Peaches Super cute cafe – and they had locations all over Dublin! We stopped in frequently, look for the darling blue door and windows!
Lolly & Cooks Probably one of my most memorable moments from Dublin – sitting in Lolly & Cooks, listening to their fantastic playlist, sunshine streaming through the windows, and listening to all the fabulous Irish accents! Also, amazing hot chocolate!
Other things we loved: Visit the oldest pub in Dublin – the Brazen Head – for some fish & chips. Delicious! (And it dates back to 1198!) We randomly stumbled upon the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre one day, super cute shopping. The Dublin Castle is fun to tour (it’s gorgeous inside!) and Temple Bar and Grafton Street were amazing. St. Stephen’s Green was gorgeous in the fall and dessert at the HQ in Dublin was divine! The Ramen Bar in Dublin was a fantastic lunch spot (HUGE portions!) and Fitzpatrick’s Pub in Doolin was also an amazing dinner spot – our waiter was fantastic.