Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic, as well as the departure point for Irish immigrants to America. They had a Titanic Museum, but we were only allotted an hour here, so I just walked to the top of a hill and went into St. Colman's Cathedral. Such a beautiful day!
First family to Ellis Island
There was not much to do in Cork other than shop, but it was such a cute little town and we had lunch in the English Market. There were so many choices, but I settled on a sandwich and finished with ice cream :)
Made from happy cows in Dingle!
Blarney Castle was STUNNING. We were allotted 2 hours here, but I think I needed half an hour more. I kissed the Blarney Stone. The experience was great and I'm glad I did it, but it was totally not what I expected and was really anti-climactic. The grounds of Blarney were GORGEOUS and I am SO thankful the weather was so beautiful. I have like 12,000 photos from Blarney, but I'll share just a few ;)
Kissing the Blarney Stone. I now have the gift of gab ;)
The Blarney trip was one of my favorite parts of my time in Ireland. I think if I return to Ireland, I want to spend more time in the countryside, because it is so beautiful and so luscious. There's SO much I didn't get to see in Ireland, so I DEFINITELY have to go back :)
Have you ever visited a tourist location that didn't live up to the hype? Do you prefer the countryside or city?