I was fortunate to take part in a study abroad trip to Ireland. Throughout the duration of the trip, I experienced the vibrant cultures of Dublin, Limerick and Killarney.
We were lucky enough to eat at The Brazen Head in Dublin, Ireland. The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Ireland, established in 1198. The food, atmosphere and service were superb. Here is a link to more reviews on this pub: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g186605-d1884058-Reviews-The_Brazen_Head-Dublin_County_Dublin.html
The city of Dublin is full of music and culture. I highly suggest finding a traditional Irish river dancing show. A visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a must. The beautiful cathedral originated in the year 1191. The cathedral is filled with history and beautiful stained glass windows.
King John’s Castle was by far the most interesting and interactive of all the castles I visited while in Ireland. King John’s Castle is located in Limerick, Ireland. While at the castle I learned a lot about its history, practiced my archery skills and explored the various rooms of the castle.
Off the coast of Limerick is the island Inis Oirr and the Cliffs of Moher. I suggest a trip to both islands. At Inis Oirr we explored the 1960 Plassey Shipwreck. The Cliffs of Moher were especially breathtaking as the views were absolutely stunning.
Killarney was a charming town full of a vibrant atmosphere and nightlife. I would highly recommend riding horses through Killarney National Park. Never have I been so close to so many deer before. I would also recommend riding in a horse carriage through the beautiful Gap of Dunloe.
I hope you can experience this beautiful country one day if you have not done so already.
All photos belong to Samantha Wills.