Thursday, December 24, 2009

89 Days!!!

We are leaving for our trip in just under 3 months and here is the general outline of our itinerary:

This is the hostel that we will be staying at in Cork. It is just across the street from my school.

The first few days over there aren't set in stone but there will be some combination of the next three things:

Blarney Castle

Cobh. This is the cathedral there. Absolutely beautiful.

This is Charles Fort in Kinsale. We will also be horseback riding that day.

Next we head off to Dublin. We will only be there for about a day, but we have some fun things planned. First we will go to see the Book of Kells at Trinity College.

Then we are off to the Guinness Brewery!

After Dublin we are heading up to Belfast. During our first afternoon we plan to take a Black Taxi Tour that takes you around to the various murals around Belfast and gives you a bit of history about the conflict.

The next day we are off to the Giant's Causeway! We will go to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (though probably not across it), the Giant's Causeway, and to the Bushmill's Distillery.

After Belfast we are heading down to Galway. While there we will be taking some tours out of the city. The first will be to the Aran Islands, specifically to Inis Mór where we will visit this fort, Dun Aengus.

The next day we will take a tour of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher where we will see this dolmen.

After Galway we are headed to Killarney. This is the hostel that we will be staying in while we are there!!!!

Our first full day there will be Easter Sunday. We may try to go into town for an Easter service, but most of the day will be spent exploring the area around our hostel. We are going to try to go horseback riding and bicycle riding. This is the Killarney National Park which borders our hostel and with any luck part of our exploring will take us into the park.

The next day we are going to take a tour of the Ring of Kerry. I am super excited about this tour because it is the one thing that I really regret not doing while I was living there.

Finally we will make it back to Cork and as a treat we are going to stay for a night at Jury's Hotel. This hotel is super nice and I cant wait to stay there!!! I walked past it nearly every day on my way to school and told myself that someday I would stay there and now seems to be the perfect opportunity. This pool is just a taste of how beautiful it is...

This is just a bit of a teaser of what we will be doing on our trip. We cant wait!!!!!!


life in red shoes said...

Green, green with envy!

marbea said...

It was really a wonderful trip. No bicycles or horseback riding due to my lack of ability, But boy did we walk and see beautiful places. I can't wait to go back again and again.