For our last full day in Ireland, we took a day trip to the Blarney Castle. I wasn’t sure what to expect, I hadn’t heard much about it, other than it isn’t worth the trip because it’s too far away from everything else. Alas, Brittany REALLY wanted to go, so we went.
We got up early and went to the meeting place. There were only seven people in our group and our tour guide was super cool. We had a stop at a small town called Cobh (pronounced cove). It was a cute little Irish town. We got breakfast, including Irish coffee, which was intense, to say the least.
Then we drove forever to Blarney castle. It was surrounded by BEAUTIFUL gardens. Oh, did I mention it didn’t rain AT ALL while we were in Ireland? The weather was absolutely perfect.
We climbed to the top of the castle and kissed the Blarney stone! I now have “the gift of the gab” which, if you know me at all, you know it’s not exactly something I needed.
We spent the rest of our time wandering the gardens. We stumbled upon the wishing stairs… the legend is that if you walk up and down them with your eyes closed; your wish will come true!
We hopped back on the bus and grabbed some dinner in a small town and then headed back to Dublin. Since Ireland is famous for their bed and breakfasts, we decided to spend one night in one! We had a little bit of trouble finding our bed and breakfast, but it was ADORABLE.
We went back to the Temple bar area, found our Irish friends, and spent the night in a few Irish pubs until closing time. We went back home, and slept in our super comfy beds for a few hours until breakfast time. We had a DELICIOUS Irish breakfast (nice change from cola cao and a muffin in Spain), which included sausages, toast, eggs, beans, rashers, yum!
Then we made our way to the airport and got on our flight back to Madrid!