Here is Part 2 of my Ireland trip. If you haven’t read Part 1 you can do so here.
Day 5: We drove even further north to County Galway to see the Kylemore Abbey in the Connemara National Park. Here we saw a lot of sheep free roaming around. Sheep make me happy because then I automatically think of yarn! 😀
Day 6: Galway faded behind us as we headed across the land back towards Dublin. We stopped in a little town called Trim in County Meath, about an hour or so from Dublin. Trim is an interesting stop to make if you’re in Ireland because it is the home of Trim Castle, where a large portion of the movie Braveheart was filmed. We also visited Newgrange Heritage Site, a site with ancient passage tombs that had passageways that would illuminate during the solstices and equinoxes. The tours to Newgrange specifically were sold out so we toured Knowth instead. The outside of the tomb was surrounded by Neolithic stone art.
Day 7: We had to return our rental car this day so we spent the rest of the time in Dublin. We only had about half a day by the time we returned the car so unfortunately we didn’t see much. However the Guinness Storehouse was top on my husband’s list. While the tour is self guided and may not be as much fun as some other tours of breweries or distilleries, it was still very informative and a lot of fun to learn to pour the perfect pint.
Day 8: We flew back to the states.
All in all Ireland was amazing and I plan to go back again! My second trip will definitely be longer, this one went by WAY too fast! I returned with some amazing pictures and I’ve done my best to bring those colors into my yarns. I hope my pictures inspire you to create something beautiful, maybe while dreaming of Ireland at the same time!