S: IRELAND JUNE 2010
BC: 8-day Ireland Tauck Tour | Shannon & Cheryl Tarkanian * June 2010
1: As two Irish lassies, we begin our journey by landing in Shannon, Ireland. From here we travel south around the Ring of Kerry to Killarney and then up to Dublin. All along the way we encounter and fall in love with the beauty of Ireland.
2: Arriving at | a | our first night! | Dromoland Castle
3: cliffs of moher
4: The Food | traditional Irish Breakfast
5: There were many delicious meals during our stay at Dromoland Castle. Each dinner ended with dessert AND petit fours!
6: the countryside | We drove with our tour group on the bus through the idyllic Irish countryside. These walls, pictured above. were running all across the hills in every direction.
7: In the evenings, we'd relax in the Castle's lounge and listen to live acoustic Irish guitar songs. The sunset was the perfect ending to our stay here.
8: the animals | of ireland | blonde horses at the hotel and dog at the dairy farm
9: These dogs are highly trained sheep dogs and react to the sheppards commands quickly! | irish coffee
10: We arrive in Killarney at DUNLOE CASTLE and are treated to an Irish Dance lesson. After, we walk through their grounds.
11: kissing The Blarney Stone!
12: next stop... DUBLIN
13: We enjoyed our first day in Dublin with a taking a look around town. We did a lot of walking and met interesting characters and saw a really old book... and loved it.
14: Irish House Party
15: Guinness Brewery Tour (aka, let the pub crawl begin...)
16: Let's grab a drink! | at the Dawson Lounge, smallest Pub in Dublin
17: ...and then we spanked some guys | We walked the streets of Dublin, stopping for a drink inside a few interesting places...
18: Saint Stephen's Green
19: Our last night in Dublin. We had a wonderful time but all good things much come to an end.