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Travel Tips for Ireland

Ireland was an incredible trip and I can't wait to visit again!

by miriam1About Me:I currently live in Tel Aviv, Israel, but was born and raised in the United States. read more

EuropeIreland8 days / August 2022

Highs & Lows

Make sure to try out Ireland's black and white pudding.

The weather is unpredictable

Itinerary Overview

With rolling mountains, abbeys, interesting history, and a lively atmosphere, Ireland is a magical place. One of my friends from university was moving back to Ireland and told me to visit so I made sure to take him up on that! 

Everything they say about Ireland is true– it is one of the greenest and friendliest tourist destinations in the world, making it an ideal destination for any type of traveler. 

I wanted to experience Ireland’s beautiful scenery which is why chose to travel to Galway for a week. I was planning on heading back home after a week but was enjoying myself too much and then wanted to learn more about Ireland’s history, so I decided to travel to Dublin for two days.

I am very lucky to have flown during Ireland’s horse races, which was something that I had previously never known about. I was also blessed with only one rainy day while traveling there!

  • 2 Nights: Dublin
    My friend is from Ireland and wanted to show me around!
  • 6 Nights: Galway
    I have always heard that Galway is the prettiest place in Ireland so I have always wanted to check it out!

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I wish it was warmer when I was there!

  • How was the food?

    Chapter one restaurant in Dublin was delicious. I also recommend the Quay Street Kitchen in Galway.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Keeping up with an Irish drinker turned out to be very difficult! Pace yourself!

  • Packing tips?

    Make sure to bring waterproof shoes and a rain jacket.

  • Any surprises?

    There were not many napkins or straws around, and many stores don’t give out plastic bags so I recommend bringing your own.

  • Booking details?

    Booking directly with the hostel turned out to be cheaper than booking with an agency.

Lodging

  • The Generator Hostel. A really amazing hostel, very comfortable with friendly staff.

  • I stayed at a friend's apartment right next to Quay street.