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.
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.