Ireland, Part 2

Hello, all!

Make sure you check out the first part of my trip here!

Day 3: Kilkenny 

Our tour officially started on Monday, and we met our driver, Harry, at 9AM and set out for our first destination: Kilkenny Castle. This is where I start to become a bit of a broken record because everything was just so stunning. I couldn't get over this castle and it's grounds.

This was actually the only thing we had on our agenda for the day, but as we were driving along, Harry said he had a few other places he wanted to show us. He ended up taking us to the Rock of Cashel, which is a historical religious site, and Charles Fort, which is one of the largest military forts in the country.

After, we went to our hotel in Kinsale, ate at a local pub, walked around some stores and got ice cream. I never knew how much the Irish loved their ice cream until this trip. Every other shop was an ice cream store, and it was delicious. It tasted so much richer and creamier than ours, and we indulged in it a lot over the course of the trip!

Day 4: Blarney Castle

The next day Harry picked us up around 10AM and we headed to Blarney Castle to see the famous Blarney stone. For whatever reason, I thought the stone was like Plymouth Rock, all out in the open and whatnot, but it's actually just the stone wall on top of the castle. 

It took about 2 hours to climb up to the top of the castle, and I had a terrible panic attack because of how steep and narrow the staircases were. It's one of those things where once you're in line you can't get off because there's literally nowhere to go, so you have to go up to the top in order to get back down, so I had to pull it together. I was shaking by the time we made it to the top, but I'm glad I experienced it.

We couldn't get over how hilarious this castle feature was

A Heather holding some heather

Then Harry took us to this place called Aghadoe which is basically a spot in the road that looks out over Killarney valley and it was so pretty.

After that stop, we ended the day with a jaunty ride through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle


  1. These castles are absolutely stunning!! I'm sorry you had a panic attack on the way up- at least it seemed worth it in the end! I had the same thing happen to me on the line for Tower of Terror in Disney when I was a kid and it was not worth it lol!


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