I’ve been asked a few times for ideas and tips for those who are traveling to Ireland. I like to believe I am sort of an expert, at least for a first time traveler, since I went in October of 2008 for my honeymoon.

Post to check out:

Ireland Tips

I’m Back and Marked for Life

Places to Check Out:

Murray’s Bar and Grill in Dublin: granted we didn’t get to taste as much of the food as we wanted to around Ireland this place had the most amazing beef stew we’ve ever had (and my husband even ate it being a vegetarian) and they had Irish dancing.

Hill of Slane in Slane: We came across this by accident as well but I’m so glad we did.


  • Driving is intense, give yourself plenty of time and take some time immediately to get comfortable driving on the other side of the road and the tiny streets.
  • From what we found, you can’t find dinner before 6:00. We didn’t have lunch one day so it was like 4:30 and we tried to get food and all the pubs were not serving food until 6:00. Also we brought a bunch of granola bars along with us, which helped.
  • Be careful how you setup your trip, make sure you don’t have to drive more than 5 hours in one day or else you’re entire day will be about rushing to get from one place to the next.
  • If you are lost and need help, go to a pub not a gas station.
  • Everything is expensive there so we shared a lot of food and got appetizers mostly.
  • If you are in Sneeth, get the Rebel Red beer, it’s made by monks.

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