Dia duit! As you’re reading this post, I’ve been on the ground in Ireland for nearly 12 hours! Our flight arrived in Dublin around 5:00 a.m. local time, which is around 11:00 a.m. Central. Dublin is six hours ahead, so whenever you’re reading this, add six hours to the current time, and that’s the time over here on the other side of the pond.
I’ve been to the United Kingdom twice (once in 2013 and again in 2015), but I’ve never been to the Republic of Ireland before. I’m really excited! And, what’s even better, I’m not traveling alone.
My travel buddies
Sure, I’ve got Hermes with me, but I’m also traveling with my brother Andy, my sister-in-law Amy (Amy Williams the Second), and two really awesome friends, Riley and Andrea. We’re going to be driving across the country in a great big circle, hitting famous landmarks like the Cliffs of Moher, the Blarney Castle, and the Irish National Heritage Park.
By now, the five of us have crammed into our rented Volkswagon Golf with all of our luggage, and we’ve probably arrived in Galway, directly east of Dublin. We’ll be staying in AirBnBs, apartments, and a random medieval hut (I’m not joking). There will likely be adventures in Irish pubs as well, although most of us just want some decent Indian food.
Regardless, follow our adventures and enjoy the ride. I probably won’t post the majority of stories until we get home, depending on the quality of wifi signal.
Hashtags to Watch For
#irishglow (just don’t ask)
I hope you enjoy our adventures as much as we do! Slán!
I actually wrote this post before I left, so I don’t have any actual photographs of my trip yet. But I’ll be posting again soon, assuming I can find a wireless network. That’s when I’ll be putting up photos. Also, if you’re following me on Instagram, Hermes the Frog is tagging along, so he has lots of awesome stuff to share.