Having spent one week in Ireland in 2016 this was the first time that I just stopped through a country and truly did not feel bad about it. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved Ireland, but I just saw it and want to spend more time seeing other places. It should be a must visit, though, with the beautiful scenery and easy access from the U.S. My summary below will be based on my 2016 visit.
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Dublin – I think that a visit to Dublin goes without saying, but I’m saying it anyways just in case! There is so much to do in Dublin, from The Little Museum of Dublin to the Guinness Factory or Jameson Distillery, a tour of Trinity College, or just a stroll through town, it’s a must see.
Cork – visit Cork, spend a day walking around town, and do not miss out on the Blarney Stone. The grounds of Blarney Castle are so pretty and kissing the Blarney Stone is a must – you don’t want to miss out on the gift of gab!
Killarney and Galway – these two smaller towns are both great day trips. I thoroughly enjoyed them both. Killarney National Park was a highlight of my time in Ireland, and I loved Galway even though it rained on me the entire time.
The official currency is the Euro, and I had no problem paying by credit card.
Public transit or walking are easy options in every town that I visited in Ireland.
I flew Ryanair from London Luton (LTN) to Dublin, Ireland (DUB). I flew Norwegian from Dublin, Ireland (DUB) to Newburg, NY (SWF).
There are many great traditional food options in Ireland. And also lots of Guinness. I’m not a fan but it is really everywhere!
PLUGS / ADAPTERS
Ireland uses British plug type G, as well as European plug types D, M, and F.
None for U.S. citizens for 90 days.
I felt very safe throughout my week stay in Ireland in every stop that I made. Take precautions as you would in any big city while in Dublin, but I had no issues at all.
SHOULD YOU VISIT?
Yes, definitely! It is beautiful and true to form literally green everywhere. There are all types of things to do from the big city items in Dublin to the smaller town feel of Galway or Killarney. And you have to kiss the Blarney Stone!