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Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel room
There are tons of Kilkenny hotels and B&Bs you can stay in during your trip to Ireland. The ones I've listed here generally get 4 or 5 stars consistently from travelers. How you choose where to stay obviously comes down to price. But it also comes down to style. In Kilkenny you'll find everything from very traditional rooms to extremely...
Glendalough, Ireland, lake.
One of my family’s favorite excursions in Ireland is driving to Glendalough (pronounced “Glendalock”). It’s located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, 90 minutes south of Dublin in County Wicklow. The name means “valley of the two lakes,” and it’s one of the most beautiful drives I’ve ever taken! Considering I lived in Chianti, Italy, for five years, that...
Driving The Ring of Kerry from Portmagee to Dingle
Driving the Ring of Kerry in Ireland is an amazing experience! In June 2017 my family took a two-week driving trip throughout Ireland, and it included this road from Portmagee to Dingle. (For more about our trip, please visit my Ireland Travel Guide.)   For those who don't know, Portmagee is where you can catch a boat out to see Skellig...
Knowth passage tombs in Bru na Boinne, Ireland
Newgrange and Knowth are two of the main archeology sites in Bru na Boinne, or the Boyne Valley, in Ireland. This valley is located 25 miles (or 40 km) from the airport in Dublin, and is full of Stone Age artifacts and architecture. In particular, there are incredible passage tombs, which I’ve described below. For a full guide to visiting these...
The Bru na Boinne landscape and the Boyne River
One of the best things to do near Dublin is to visit the archeology sites of Bru na Boinne (aka the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage site). When my family recently flew to Ireland for a two-week vacation, we decided to drive the 25 miles (40 kilometers) there from the Dublin airport on Day 1 since we couldn’t check...
Dublin airport security and customs opener
When my family and I flew from Dublin, Ireland, to Atlanta, Georgia, in June 2017, I was really impressed by the high Dublin airport security and the thorough Customs check. In fact, I'd say it was the highest airport security I've ever experienced! What's funny is that when we first arrived at the airport on the day of our departure, we had...

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