Sponsored The yurt was chilly so I quickly got into bed, shivering. I snuggled in under the covers, and my mom put her arm around me pulling me close to her and her body heat. That simple action sent my brain spiraling backwards 45 years ago when I would beg my mother to lay with […]
I pretty much fell in love with Ireland the moment I saw her. She seduced me with rolling, emerald, sheep-dotted hills and plains of gray-green stone and stirred my wild side with reckless winds tearing across rocky cliffs. Underneath her incredible expanse of sky, she stole my heart. She is a land of myth and music – full of lovely, welcoming people with adventurous hearts and a great gift for weaving stories. Ireland is a great many things and there are a great many things to do in Ireland. Demure, yet saucy. A gracious hostess with an untamed spirit. She can bring an idyllic moment of pure pastoral contentment or nail biting panic on a twisting one lane cliff-side road. This lady keeps you guessing. And that is part of her charm.
Things to do in Ireland
- A soul-filled late night kayaking adventure that led me to discover the deep magic of quietness.
- Walking along the Cliffs of Moher past green fields of livestock with sea spray filling the air sparked some serious heart joy.
- A remote hike across the rocky Burren, where I never once ran into another person, brought out my inner adventuring badass.
- If you know me at all, you know how I love capturing images of abandoned places and the Muckrose Abbey in Killarney National Park was the perfect subject on a rainy afternoon.
- Learning opportunities at the Peace Walls in Belfast.
- A beautiful sunny day, a gorgeous river bank lined with fall trees and a city just waiting to be explored is a pretty damn great scenario for a walking tour of Cork City.
Hotels in Ireland:
Irish hotels, B&B’s, and Airbnb options – some of my favorite places to rest your weary bones:
- Dolphin Beach House is a lovely, cozy B&B that gazes out over the cliffs of Connemara.
- Meadowfield Bed and Breakfast in the colorful seaside village of Ballyvaughan.
- Ceol Naara Bed and Breakfast where owner, Jim, won me over with his hospitality and passion about his town and landscape.
- Velvety smoked salmon from Connemara Smokehouse.
Pictures of Ireland:
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