Day 3 was spent mostly recovering from the sea sickness of day 2, so apart from a nice dinner and a quick wander around a pretty town called Kinsale, there isn’t much to report. Day 4 however was one of my favourites, we went to The Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary which was the half way point on our drive from Cork back up towards Dublin.
The site has a vast amount of history and is breathtakingly beautiful, far too much to try and explain in this blogpost! If you go to one heritage site while you’re in Ireland, make sure it’s this one!
After a bit more driving we reached our next destination, The Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Lougahaire, near Dublin. The building was beautiful, both inside and out and the food was fantastic. The rooms weren’t as spacious or luxurious as I was hoping but I guess that’s what you get being nearer the city.
Day 5 was spent wandering around Dublin on a self guided tour, we followed the one in Rick Steve’s book and it was fantastic. We also went on a live music pub crawl in the evening which was probably the highlight of the entire trip!
Our final day was spent leisurely wandering around Dalkey, taking in more beautiful views and enjoying some lunch al fresco.
I throughly enjoyed the trip which was full of great food, history, natural beauty and of course good company! I’d definitely recommend a trip to anyone, particularly from London as it’s just a short 55 minute flight away!