We arrived in Dublin, boarded a bus and headed to the apartment we rented from Airbnb, quickly realizing that being a passenger on a bus that's traveling on the left side of the narrow roads was harrowing. We arrived at our apartment and met our apartment host, Daragh. He was such a wonderful host and city guide and gave us travel guides and personal recommendations of places to walk, visit and find the best pint of Guinness.
The next morning we brunched at a tiny place recommended by Daragh called Bibi's Cafe. Cozy, delicious food served in Irish earthenware.
Homemade scones with butter.
Feta and spinach quiche.
In the afternoon we walked through the Trinity College campus and did some shopping. The next morning, we hopped on a train to Galway. Originally we had wanted to rent a car and tool around the country, but when we couldn't even figure out which way to look when crossing the street (because they drive on the opposite side of the street that we here do) we decided a train would be best. A few hours later, we arrived in Galway City. We walked the city, visiting shops, a pottery market and a cheesemonger.
Ireland, Part II to come and includes a trip to the Aran Islands and restaurant recommendation for the best 'new Irish' cuisine in Ireland...