The last leg of our magnificent 10 hour countryside tour of Ireland…
It took us through the rock expanse of the Burren and, later, the quaint little harbor city of Galway. The Burren isn’t far from the Cliffs of Moher, so it only took us about 15 minutes by bus to get there.
The landscape was so rocky and barren, but still so beautiful. It was definitely one of those “you’re going to twist your ankle here – have fun!” situations. But, hey! We had lots of fun, and we didn’t get anything caught in the rocks. Good on us.
After playtime on the rocks, we all piled back into the bus for a ride through the charming cliffside houses of County Clare, Ireland.
The final chapter of the tour took us to Galway, a harbor city right off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.
Dinner was at Garvey’s Pub, a ramshackle little place right next to the train station that would take us on a 3 hour journey back to Dublin.
I ordered the fish ‘n chips, while the guys both got pizzas and a pint of Guinness.
After a short bout of food and relaxation, we all hopped into the train bound for Dublin. Crazy that it only takes about 3 hours to cross the whole country. Sometimes you can barely make it out of LA county in that same amount of time. 😉
The next morning I was up bright and early to make my flight back to Copenhagen.
And by “up bright and early” I really mean that we both slept through the alarm, and I barely made it to the airport in time.
I think Ireland (and maybe a certain someone) just really wanted me to stay.
But adventures need their last chapter, and this was Ireland’s. Once I landed in Copenhagen it was back to real life: class, essays, and the general academic everyday (aka “how much time do I have left to procrastinate?”)
So cool. I’m going to Ireland this summer. Was the Burren worth a visit?