♡ Exploring Ireland // Carrick-on-Shannon & the Causeway Coastline ♡

Good morning!

It’s been a busy few days since we touched down in Ireland on Wednesday but had to squeeze in a post and show you guys what we have been up to.

We have been staying with my boyfriend’s Mum – in a little town in  the Repulic of Ireland called Carrick-on-Shannon. It’s so picturesque and peaceful, there are literally fields across the road from her house full of cows! We have been on lots of lovely walks, and we event went for a run where we saw some Donkey’s and an Irish Hare.

The food here is superb. On our first night we went to a little restaurant in Carrick called the Victoria Hall which was a refurbished church building that specialises in Thai food! It was absolutely delicious.

My boyfriend’s mum booked us into a hotel for a night so that we could travel up into Northern Ireland. It was quite a long drive, about 4.5 hours in total! But the views when we arrived made it totally worth it.

Our first stop was the Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge. The coastline here was absolutely breathtaking. Such dramatic cliffs with the gorgeous turquoise ocean. It definitely helped that the sun came out for our visit. We paid £5.90 each for our ticket to cross the rope bridge. It was kinda scary as the bridge was very wobbly and it was windy, but it was a really amazing thing to do.

After this we had a short drive to Northern Ireland’s iconic natural landmark – The Giant’s Causeway. Tickets were £9.00 each to have a guided tour down to the causeway which is not bad considering that this area is run by the National Trust. We had a hilarious tour guide named Keith who had the best thick Northern Irish accent.

The Giant’s causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns – the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.  It is a world heritage site and is the fourth greatest  ‘Natural Wonder’ in the United Kingdom. It was really interesting to see and I would definitely recommend going but after seeing the gorgeous coast by the Carrick rope bridge this did seem a little underwhelming.

I’ve really enjoyed my time here in Ireland. Just woken up at our hotel in Buncrana and going to make the most of our last full day in this lovely country.

Do you enjoy my lifestyle posts? I do love writing about beauty but I find these kind of posts really fun too. If it’s something you guys enjoy I will try do this a bit more often.

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