Bridget and Vincent
Hello and welcome to our honeymoon registry! Our apartment is already full of stuff, so we have registered for our dream vacation to Ireland. With your help, we'll be visiting the entire Emerald Isle, from the city of Dublin, to historic sites like Newgrange, to a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry, to as many pubs as we can find. We also plan to drink a lot of Guinness.Bunratty, Ireland Killarney, Ireland Waterford, Ireland Dublin, Ireland Ireland
This three-day bus pass will let us tour the city of Dublin at our leisure, and will also get us to our hotel from the airport.
Located in the middle of Ireland's eastern coastline, Dublin is the country's largest city, and also its capital. We plan on spending four nights here. During that time, we'll need somewhere to sleep.
We'll be worn out after flying halfway around the world. A massage session will get us unwound and ready to explore Or, after doing some exploring, we can get our sore feet and legs rubbed down. It...
The Vikings reached Ireland in the Ninth Century and, as Vikings so often do, made a general mess of things. At a museum called Dublinia, we'll learn how the locals put everything back together for...
Produced in the Eighth or Ninth Century, the Book of Kells is picked as the top attraction in Dublin by Fodor's, who also deem it "the most beautiful book in the world." It is kept at Trinity Colle...
It started as a wooden church in 1038, though most of what is now Christchurch Cathedral was rebuilt in a 19th Century renovation. Regardless, it's beautiful, and tourists have the opportunity to e...
There are at least 70 cathedrals in Ireland. St. Patrick's, dedicated in 1192, is the largest, and also the least snake-y.
How much do the Irish like their Guinness? Not only have they named it the national drink, they've also dedicated 60 acres in the heart of their biggest city to the place where it's made. The bar o...
Croke Park hosts Gaelic football and hurling games, but when there's no contest going on, you can climb the catwalks for views of the city.
Once we leave Dublin, we'll be driving everywhere, and that'll be hard to do without wheels.
Though the once-palatial house at Powerscourt has never been the same since a fire in the 1970s, the gardens in the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain remain as lovely as ever.
Is it a castle? A town? Or a house? Call it what you will, it stands as an example of the finest life Irish money could buy 300 years ago, give or take a couple of decades.
Kilkenny has been called Ireland's most beautiful inland city, and proclaims itself as the nation's medieval capital. Plus they make Kilkenny beer, which is delicious.
Built in 1172, Kilkenny Castle was home for more than 500 years to one of Ireland's most powerful clans, the Butler family. Today it is heralded as Ireland's most recognizable castle.
Just your run-of-the-mill 800-year-old castle on a 310-acre private island accessible only by ferry. If that sounds like an incredibly romantic and relaxing way to spend a day, well, we think so too.
Surrounded by woodlands, mountains, castles, and lakes, Killarney is Ireland's most scenic city. And speaking of scenery, from here we'll be making the drive around the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's mos...
By day, we'll explore Bunratty Folk Park, a recreation of a 19th century Irish village. By night, we'll feast inside Bunratty Castle, enjoying an "authentic" (wink-wink) medieval banquet, accompani...
A port town on Ireland's western shore, Galway is the largest city in the region of the country that speaks Gaelic first and English second.
Originally built in 1228, Ashford Castle has passed through generations of Irish wealth, served as the shooting location for John Wayne's "The Quiet Man," and in 2011 hosted Pierce Brosnan's weddin...
The Donegal area offers ancient settlements, mountain peaks, and cliffs, islands. It's also home to Leo's Tavern, the family bar and starting ground for new age music stars Clannad, Moya Brennan, a...
We'll poke around a bit in the U.K. to visit scenery like the Giant's Causeway (pictured) and Lower Lough Erne.
Two people times two weeks in Ireland times three meals a day equals a lot of potatoes. Put a little variety into things by buying us breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We promise to try at least one ful...
It's sad but inevitable that at some point in this trip we will look at our hands and see no Guinness there. With your help, we can grab a pint of the black stuff with a quick trip to a nearby pub....