Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Luck O The Irish Pt 1

Here's the moment I know you all have been desperately waiting for (haha) the post where I finally start sharing my Ireland pictures! Because I hate uploading pictures to Blogger with a passion (anyone else agree with me on this?) I decided to split up my pictures into two parts. Before I launch into those pics I just got my summer swap package for Bonnie (who has an adorable blog so if you haven't been to visit her make sure to do so!!) together so I thought I would give you all a little sneak peek of what I'm sending! 

Now without further ado.....here are my pictures from Ireland!

Trinity College Ireland's largest college. I don't know what building this was but the entire campus is BEAUTIFUL! They still had classes going on so it was cool to see everyone around campus.

One of the MANY cute pubs in the Temple Bar district. I don't know why this section of called Temple Bar but its full of really cute restaurants, bars, and pubs.

Another cute pub in the Temple Bar district.

Where we ate lunch the first day...my parents picked it because we weren't really in the mood for pub food (which is good but REALLY heavy) and my parents used to eat at an Elephant & Castle when they lived in NYC. Turned out this is the same place haha go figure.

The pond inside St. Stephan's Green (Dublin's main park) For all you Boston ladies this park totally reminded me of the Gardens and Dublin is really similar to Boston in the way its set up, the weather, etc. It was funny...we would tell people we were from Boston, and most people either had a cousin or other relative living in the city and would always ask us if we knew them!

The Guinness Factory one of the best parts of Dublin ;) Those are my parents who accidently got in the picture in case you were wondering.

Self Explanatory but one of the best parts of the tour! 

The Sky Bar at the very end of the tour...this was the BEST part and where they would give you a free pint of Guinness (or in my case two...I drank my moms too haha)

My Dad and I

Me and my Mom

This is outside of Dublin in Glendalough where we stopped on our way to Kilkenny. These were two Irish Setters that were next door to our restaurant where we had lunch and they were so cute I had to include it!

Where we had lunch....honestly some of the freshest and BEST food I've ever had! They were playing Bob Marley inside and any place that plays Bob Marley is a-ok with me!! 

Some of the ancient ruins inside Glendalough National Park. Glendalough used to be home to a hermit named St. Kevin but many others ended up joining him and these are some of the ancient ruins from the village. I don't exactly remember how old they are but I think they're from the 1100 or 1200s. 

My dad and I in front of the lower lake in Glendalough.

The upper lake of Glendalough....this picture does not do it justice. One of the prettiest places I have ever seen! 

And that's going to be it for tonight! Right now the Sox are playing the (evil....sorry personal bias coming through) Yankees and they're up 7-0....WOOOOO GO SOX!!!! 

ETA: It seems like I'm always forgetting to put things in but thanks to all for the comments about getting carded at the movies...it made me feel better that I wasn't the only one haha


  1. Your pics are great! I'd love to go to Ireland! Those Irish Setters are simply too cute!! What a gorgeous coat they have!

  2. They are just perfect...looks like you had a really great time!
    xxx me

  3. GREAT PICS!!!

    i'm LOVING your blog!!

  4. I LOVE the Guinness pics! It looks like you had a lovely trip

  5. Oh you Boston belle! Thank you for your kind words today. Much appreciated. Your pics look amazing! Your blog is a great time! Have a great week!

  6. Love the Elephant and Castle! Looks like a wonderful trip!!

  7. What lovely pictures! My husband went to Ireland for his 21 birthday and I know he is itching to get back there. Hopefully we can go sometime soon!

    And thanks for the birthday wishes!