Everything is ready for Ireland, plane tickets purchased, hostels booked, car rental arranged. I'm ready! The trip will start off in Dublin for two days. Each night will highlight a region of Dublin in and around the Temple Bar district. In typical nerd fashion I've mapped out my crawl to make sure that I'm making the best out of my two nights there. Each night will feature a mix of touristy pubs and traditional local pubs.
First night pub crawl
Second night pub crawl
After Dublin I'm headed off to Glendalough region south of Dublin. This will be a 2 day get-away from the major city to a Bed and Breakfast and hiking in the surrounding area. Visiting some of the natural beauty Ireland has to offer.
I'll then train across to Galway for 2 days to visit the west coast of Ireland and their hip, bohemian city. I've read up that Galway is a small city with a big heart. Tons of live music going on nightly and an energy that reverberates throughout. I'm excited to see what I'll find while there.
To end the trip I'll be heading down south from Galway along the west coast to a small town called Lisdoonvarna which is a quick bus ride to the Cliffs of Moher. However, Lisdoonvarna is famous for it's 160 year old Matchmaking festival they hold each year for the month of September. It's a way for the remote farmers to get together and dance for a week and maybe find their match. The festival is held in the tiny town that has just 1 intersection. It's going to be interesting to see a how the town can handle the influx of people. After all is said and done I'll then train back to Dublin for one last night and then fly out the next morning. 10 days... a short amount of time but I've somehow packed in a lot of things to see. As Tim Heidecker says...
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