County Clare, Ireland: Doolin + Fanore + Ballyvaughan + Oughtdarra.
Day 1, 2, and 3
For my birthday this year, I wanted to head north east. I had 10 days to do this and decided on Ireland - my first European country. The only camera I carried with me was the Fuji x100F and it did not disappoint.
My husband found the sweetest little b&b in Doolin (Daly’s House Bed & Breakfast) located in County Clare. We rented a car and spent 2 nights here while exploring the surrounding areas. Our host, Susan, was so amazing. Really really amazing. We felt so welcomed and at home. The space was meticulously cleaned and thoughtfully decorated. I loved her tea cups and the Irish tea in it. Mmmmm, I could finish the entire pot. Breakfast was included, delicious, and we could always skipped lunch because of the hefty portion. And she always had the best recommendations on what to see and do around the area. It rained everyday while we were there. It was cold; but we explored like there was no tomorrow.
There’s no such thing as bad weather when traveling, right? You just got to go with the flow and that’s what we did.
County Kerry, Ireland: Killarney + Dingle
Day 4, 5, and 6
Ahh this county was so beautiful, central, and a bit more busier than County Clair. It definitely made an excellent home-base while exploring the surrounding areas. Driving here was a bit difficult because of all the busy roundabouts and no street signs! Well, there were street signs but they were not synced with Google map. We got lost here … a lot.
Here we stayed at the Lake hotel. Situated on the edge of Killarney National Park with breath taken views of lake Lough Lein. Read more about the hotel here: https://www.lakehotelkillarney.ie/the-hotel.html.
While in Killarney, we took a day trip to Dingle Peninsula and we did not want to leave. Everywhere you look was a picturesque view of the emerald land as it kissed the Atlantic sea. We explored castles, played on the beach, and had a cup of Irish tea with one of the locals. We got to play with a few baby lamb as there were so many.
County Dublin, Ireland: Dublin
Day 7, 8, and 9
This was our last stop before coming back to the states. It was busy, driving here was really difficult. But everywhere you look was an opportunity for serious street photography. There were artists on every street corner.
While in Dublin we stayed in the Clontarf Castle Hotel, a real castle converted into hotel space. The online photos did not do this hotel justice, with amazing medieval interior strategically decorated throughout with colors that wow.
I will end here but hope you guys enjoyed the story. Leave comments down below or contact me if you have any questions on any of the places above.
Until the next adventure! Cheers!