Friday, August 21, 2015

Ireland With a Long Layover

Skirt: ASOS (similar| Sweater: J. Crew Factory | Sandals: Target (similar)

We had the most beautiful weather in Ireland, I expected it to rain and have some cooler temps, but it was the complete opposite! We went during what the residents there called a, "heat wave." This "heat wave" was 80-something degrees, blue skies and no rain. We couldn't have asked for better weather.

Before we got to Ireland, we encountered our first layover and unfortunately a canceled flight. We flew out of PHL into Boston and had a 2 hour layover, which turned into an overnight stay. Our plane that was coming from Dublin had to turn around mid flight because the flight attendants were sick. I was so bummed and regretted not taking a direct flight. One tip I would always recommend is if you can take a direct flight, do it! If the price is right, it's definitely worth it. Some may think it's only a hour layover, but if the airline you're taking has a down plane and doesn't have another to replace, you could be stuck in that city for the night. The airline did cover our hotel room, but it still was a huge inconvenience. We missed a day in Ireland, rent a car fee & a hotel night loss, that we couldn't get back. On the bright side, we did enjoy a beautiful day in Boston at their harbor.

When we arrived in Dublin, we took our car to Adare. We stayed at the beautiful Adare Manor Castle. The castle & grounds were beautiful. If you enjoy golfing, you'll want to try out the course on site. Adare Village is right outside of Adare Manor. We decided to walk instead of trying to find parking. There are so many restaurants, bars and shops to visit. You can view them all here. The people are all so friendly and mostly all of the restaurants and shops are family owned. Some favorites: The Good Room Cafe Adare (breakfast), The Blue Door Adare (dinner), Pat Collins Bar (live music & a Guinness).

Thank you so much for reading, please come back for my next stop in Ireland!

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