Ireland Part 2: Driving in the Countryside

While we were planning our Ireland trip, we knew we wanted to see some specific sites. David did some research and found it was cheaper for us to rent a car than to purchase bus and train tickets. We started in Dublin, then traveled to Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, and back to Dublin. Fun fact: Ireland is about the size of Indiana.


Our Ireland Road Trip


We loved the freedom of having a car… Even though it was a little terrifying at times. David drove on the opposite side of the car on the opposite side of the road! The car was a manual, so he had to shift gears with his left hand. He did great! We were all very impressed. It may be hard to see from this picture, but some of the roads outside the city were very narrow!


Driving in Ireland


I loved traveling through the Irish countryside! Everything was so picturesque. We marveled at how green everything was. Ireland definitely earns the title of the Emerald Isle. We stopped several times to take photos.


Irish country side


Ireland country side


Here’s our little rental car:


Our Rental Car


We found an incredible spot on our way to Galway. We walked across a rocky area to the calmest, clearest lake. It was so beautiful and peaceful. It was a really cool place to explore.


Ireland Lake


Leah standing by the lake


A clear lake


Exploring an Ireland lake


Our friend brought her GPS, but it didn’t have our location, so the boys navigated old school style with a map. We did get very lost at one point in the middle of nowhere, but the Irish that we talked to were kind and helped us with directions. (It was super nice to travel in a country where everyone spoke English!)

After many long, winding, and narrow roads, we finally made it to the Cliffs of Moher. David will tell you about that next!


» Ireland Part 1: Dublin
» Ireland Part 3: The Cliffs of Moher
» Ireland Part 4: Blarney Castle
» Ireland Part 5: Kilkenny and Dublin

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