We fly out of Indianapolis May 28 and have a short layover in Newark beforing taking the trek to Shannon, IE. Our flight arrives at 0700 on May 29. We're going to drive out to see the Cliffs of Moher and the Bunratty Castle. We'll stay in the Absolute Hotel in Limerick that night.
On our second day, we'll drive down and see the Dingle Peninsula and stay at the Kileen House Hotel in Killarney that night and the next. Our third day will be filled with another drive, this time around the Ring of Kerry. We may stop to see the Lakes of Killarney and the Killarney National Park.
Our fourth day, we will begin the drive up to Dublin going through the Wicklow Mountains onto Military Road. We'll then stay four nights in Dublin with plans to visit the Guiness Storehouse (the highlight of Scottie's honeymoon), the Jameson Distillery, St. Patricks Cathedral, and the Dublin Castle. In Dublin, we're sleeping at the Maldron Hotel Parnell Square!
After we're exhausted from partying in Dublin, we're going to drive out to Clifden, near Galway and recoup before traveling back home! Here, we'll stay in a seaside B&B called the Dolphin Beach House. I'm really looking forward to this place. We got the big suite here! I've got some sweet outdoor activities planned at this stop. It's a surprise for Scott!
Last stop before we board the plane is a one-night stay in Shannon 10 minutes from the airport. We're staying at the Carrygerry House and eating a full Irish breakfast before take off!
Cliffs of Moher - http://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/
Bunratty Castle - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunratty_Castle
Dingle Peninsula - http://www.dingle-peninsula.ie/
Ring of Kerry - http://www.ringofkerrytourism.com/
Wicklow - http://www.ringofkerrytourism.com/
Guiness Storehouse - http://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/Index.aspx
Jameson Distillery - http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/
St. Patrick's Cathedral - http://www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/
Dublin Castle - http://www.dublincastle.ie/home_no_fla.html
Absolute Hotel, Limerick - http://www.absolutehotel.com/
Kileen House Hotel, Killarney - http://www.killeenhousehotel.com/
Maldron Hotel, Parnell Square, Dublin - http://www.maldronhotels.com/
Dolphin Beach House, Clifden - http://www.dolphinbeachhouse.com/
Carrygerry House, Shannon - http://www.carrygerryhouse.com/
We're super excited to visit the homeland of our ancestors. I look forward to seeing the countryside and Scottie can't wait to taste a Guinness in its country of origin, see a football (soccer) game, and visit Dublin! I got my passport today. Scottie applied two days after me so his should be here anytime! I can't wait to bring back stories and pictures to share!