Thursday, 25 June 2015

Back in my home from home - for 7 days

FINALLY after 3 1/2 years i was flying back to Ireland. It was my fifth time there and this time i went with my mum, since i wanted to keep my promise (i made ages ago) and show her my island :) The weather was amazing (for Ireland) - sun on 6 of 7 days and it was rather warm compared to the other times i have been here. We went from Dublin (didn't stay there, i never considered Dublin a quality place to be), to Cork where i used to live. We stayed in Cork for 3 nights because it is a good base for daytrips to Cobh, Kinsale and Blarney. Then we went on to Killarney - thats when i got excited because finally i got to see things i have actually NOT seen before. Killarney national park was beautiful. We hired two bikes and cycled all the way through the national park with its lakes, mountains, abbey ruins and Torch waterfall. All on the most uncomfortable bikes in the world that is. We only stayed there for a night and our next 3 days base before going home again was Limerick. From there we took daytrips to the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren (fab day), Adare, Lough Gur and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (a must see!!!!!). So sad to be back in Germany. Ireland feels much more like home and it is not just the beautiful nature, most of all it is the people. Kindness and hospitality, you feel welcome right away and can't sit in a pub on your own for longer than 5 minutes before someone approaches you and chats away. You have to love it. We will be back next year for a trip through Northern Ireland and North West Ireland!

The amazing rental car

At the Old Head of Kinsale - again :-D

Kinsale town

Pretty impressive trees

...and impressive castles

more impressive castles, this one here is Bunratty castle!

Good looking ladies
Killarney national park

Torch waterfall

Cliffs of Moher

The Burren

That cutie

and Irish traffic jams...whyyyy streets so narrow in a country so one will ever now.#ohhihedge

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