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Things to do, eat, drink, photograph while in Ireland


In the last decade, Ireland has picked up popularity. Whether you are a Harry Potter fan, a beer and whiskey enthusiast or more recently picked up interest in ancestry due to the popularity of DNA tests, North American are flocking to Ireland now more than ever to visit with beautiful country.


I was in the midst of putting together a group trip to Ireland and Scotland when Covid put a pause on all travel plans. But with a light at the end of the tunnel, I will be dusting off the travel plans - 2022 might be the time to go. If you want to stay in the loop for when more information comes out, sign up HERE. I'll keep your name for when I have something together.


So what can you expect to see, do, eat, drink or shop for when you go to Ireland? Check out these lists!!


Perfect Family Highlights to Visit

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  • Cliffs of Moher

  • Killarney

  • Lough Gur / Ballyhoura

  • Kylemore Abbey

  • Dingle Peninsula

  • Giant’s Causeway

  • Lough Boora Parklands

  • Clifden / Sky Road

  • Bunratty Castle

  • Phoenix Park / Dublin Zoo



Drinks to try

  • Full Irish Breakfast

  • Irish stew

  • Galway Oysters

  • Colcannon

  • Cockles and Mussels

  • Soda bread

  • Barmbrack

  • Boxty

  • Coddle


Photography Hot Spots

  • Fanad Head Lighthouse

  • Giant’s Causeway

  • Downpatrick Head

  • Dark Hedges

  • Bittles Bar, Belfast

  • The Worm Hole – Aran Islands

  • Shimna River Stepping Stones – Tollymore National Park

  • The Trinity Library

  • Cobh, Cork

  • Cliffs of Moher


Souvenirs to Buy

  • Chocolate

  • Claddagh Ring

  • Aran Wool Knits

  • Avoca Woollen Throws

  • Pottery and Ceramics

  • Irish Whiskey

  • Books

  • Leather Goods

  • Newbridge Silver

  • Crystal

  • Linen

Foods to Try

  • Full Irish Breakfast

  • Irish stew

  • Galway Oysters

  • Colcannon

  • Cockles and Mussels

  • Soda bread

  • Barmbrack

  • Boxty

  • Coddletomàquet



Does anything on this list stand out? What are you interested in the most? Have you been to Ireland? What was your favourite memory from your trip?


Can't wait to visit Ireland.


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