Falconry at Adare Manor

Everyone told us that if we only did one activity during our stay at Adare Manor, it should be falconry. So when Adare County Manor Pursuits invited us to try it out, there was no way we could turn them down. We had no idea what to expect when we met Liam on a drizzly Wednesday […]

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Hotel Review: Adare Manor Hotel

I’ve never stayed at a hotel like Adare Manor before. A hotel that makes you literally gasp when you pull up the driveway – heck, a hotel that makes you literally gasp when you pull up their website. But after being greeted by a security guard wearing a top hat, as we slowly made our […]

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Dublin Walking Tour

One of my favorite ways to explore a new place is to take a guided walking tour on our first day there. So I was really excited when Tourism Ireland hooked us up with Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours for an in-depth look at Dublin on our only full day there. Our guide, Liam Greene, lead […]

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Hotel Review: The Fitzwilliam Hotel

We arrived at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin ready for a nap. This boutique hotel, right on St. Stephen’s Green, was the first stop on our journey through Ireland & our first experience with friendly Irish hospitality. Of course, we were too excited to begin our trip to actually take a nap, so the giant […]

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Cliffs of Moher

My expectations for our visit to the Cliffs of Moher could not possibly have been higher. Honestly, the famed cliffs were the only thing I knew about Ireland when I booked our trip & the only thing I really wanted to do. Sky high expectations are usually a recipe for disaster: what notable tourist site is ever […]

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First Thoughts on Ireland

We’re back from our six days in Ireland & I seriously could not be more in love with the Emerald Isle. I’m still a little jet lagged & collecting my thoughts, but here are what’s top of mind: Everyone is so incredibly friendly. Throughout our trip (unlike with some international travel these days) all the Irish we […]

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Falling in love with a new place

While I’m busy falling in love with Ireland this week, I asked some fellow bloggers to share their stories of visiting a new place for the first time – & instantly falling in love.  Falling in love with… Bruges, Belgium Lauren from Wanderlust Bruges, Belgium is definitely one of my favourite places. I only had the […]

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Headed to Ireland!

We are so excited to head back to Europe for the first time in almost eight years when we jet off to Ireland this Saturday! We are long overdue for a jump across the pond &, thanks to an awesome fare sale courtesy of Delta, Ireland was added to our itinerary. Icing on the cake? […]

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