1st week was in Belfast with GF’s family. Despite being around the 12th with the Orangemen parade and riots with police (rubbish every year apparently) we enjoyed the pubs and people and the few tourist things. E.g Giants Causeway and the Titantic slipyards.
Second week was bouncing around Dublin area near The Temple Bar. Amazing city of activity, but a little sketchy at night (take caution visitors).
Ended the trip at the Irish Parachute Club (about 40 mins west of Dublin) where we got two jumps in and where i proposed to my GF.
Ireland is worth checking out!!! 4 months ago
Being of Irish descent, I had always wanted to visit the Emerald Isle. While registering for classes my second semester at college, I stumbled upon a study abroad opportunity in Ireland. Boom! During the class I learned all about Irish history and literature, then spent 2 weeks there. Perfect! 4 months ago
GF’s family is throwing out the welcome mat this summer…we intend to hit up a DZ while there. 10 months ago
My intent was to pop over to Dublin while I was in Edinburgh, but I simply ended up doing other things with my weekends – Namely – London, Scottish Highlands and visiting an awesome Scottish castle. While I have lots of travel dreams in the pipeline, years worth actually, Ireland is not high on the list.
So in the spirit of spring cleaning for 2013, I’m going to give up on this goal for now. Maybe in another 5 or so years I’ll visit Ireland again. 11 months ago