In May of 2022, 11 Geezrs flew to Ireland, rented three cars, and in 10 days covered more than 1,400 miles, discovering the complex history, the great food, and the wonderful hospitality of the people of Ireland.
During our whirlwind tour, we learned many things, including:
- Ireland is truly green, everywhere
- A stranger will stop to help and change your tire
- People will happily hand over their unused minutes at the car park
- Dublin was created by the Vikings
- There’s a castle just about everywhere you look
- The “hop on hop off” bus is a great way to tour a city while listening to dad jokes
- You will never taste better butter
We also learned that the roads are narrow, the hedges and stone walls are VERY close to the edge of the pavement, and it rains – sometimes all day, sometimes for a few minutes with no warning. The Irish are a proud people who have been pushed arounds for thousands of years by the Vikings, Scots, Normans, the Pope, and the English, but still they stand. And they are proud of their emigrants, who have changed the lives of people all over the world.
Start here to follow along on a map of each days excursions.
Join us for a quick review of the things we saw. Enjoy!
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DAY 1 – Land in Dublin, arrive at Oscar’s by the Sea Air B&B.
DAY 2 – Group 1: Train to Belfast tour on BigBus Group 2: Drive Bangor to Giants Causeway.
DAY 3 – Belfast – Titanic Museum, Arrive at Inch House, Inch cemetery
DAY 4 – Kensale boat tour & lunch at Fishy Fishy
DAY 5 – Group 1: Cahir Castle – Fresh Market Group 2: Cliffs of Mohr and Galway
DAY 6 – Rock of Cashel, lunch at Chez Hans
DAY 7 – Killarney National Park, Muckross House, and Ring of Dingle
DAY 8 – Kilkenny and tour Kilkenny Castle
DAY 9 – Drive to Dublin, Hop on-Hop Off Bigbus
Day 10 – Book of Kells, Emigration Museum
Day 11 – Departure
Food in Ireland
Ireland Tour Map