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After an amazing 3.5 weeks in Thailand and a couple of days in London to recover I am on a train/ferry to Dublin where I will begin a blogtastic couple of weeks in Ireland.

This has to be the most exciting couple of weeks of travelling I have done to date. I’m so excited to see Ireland and connect with other bloggers and share these experiences with all of you. (Oh and see a stack load of awesome castles :D)


Travel Plans

September 28th- Leave London on a train/ferry to Dublin at 9 am. Arrive in Dublin at 8 pm and crash in a hostel for a night.

September 29th – Morning in Dublin before boarding a train from Dublin to Ireland’s Tipperary region for NavigateMedia’s Bloghouse ,which is a blog training event where I will be staying in the awesome Bansha Castle (Omg can’t believe I get to stay in a castle :D) with some awesome travel bloggers.


September 30th – Bloghouse

October 1st- Bloghouse

October 2nd – Spend the morning at Bloghouse and bid farewell to the castle to head back to Dublin for a networking event and TBEX opening party at Guinness Storehouse


October 3rd –  Attending TBEX  travel conference(A big travel conference where travel writers/bloggers and people involved with tourism meet up ) Expedia party in the evening

October 4th – Another day of TBEX goodness

October 5th – Leaving Dublin on a 3 day trip with Tourism Ireland & Failte Ireland visiting The Wild Atlantic West Coast. Day 1 I will be travelling to Westport, where I will be doing a guided walking tour of the city followed by some  gourmet food tasting at Mulranny Hotel to get my energy up, before jumping on some bikes and cycling Great Mulranny to Western Greenway from Newport.Then enjoying some chowder in Newport before heading to Connemara for some Whisky tasting in Johnny O Loughlins Pub before retiring for the evening in our hotel.

October 6th – Up bright and early for the second day of the trip where I will be boarding a Galway hooker (Traditional fishing boat) ande sailing around the Connemara coastline. After that, it’s off to the Killary Adventure Centre for a spot of Clay Pigeon shooting. Then onwards to Galway city for a guided walk through the Latin quarter.

Galway (Image credit phalinn)

Galway (Image credit phalinn)

October 7th – On the final day of the trip I’m off to Cnoc Suain in Spiddal. (Cnoc Suain is a restored 17th century Connemara hill village) here I will be immersed in Irish culture, folklore and traditions. (Cant wait to learn more about Irish culture.) After that, I get to sample west Ireland food at the twelve hotel, Before experiencing the last activity of the tour which I’m most excited about. A Segway tour of Galway city, It doesn’t get much nerdier than that.  Then it’s back to Dublin

October 8th – Recovery day in Dublin seeing the city.

October 9th – On a day trip with PaddyWagon tours to visit Kilkenny and Wicklow where I will be able to visit Norman castle, take a pint of Kilkenny in Kilkenny and visit the place where the wedding scene for braveheart took place.

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Cliffs of Moher (Image credit Andreatrasatti)

October 10th – Another day trip with PaddyWagon tours, This time I’m visiting Ireland’s biggest attraction the Cliffs Of Moher. Where I get to visit the set’s of Princess Bride and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! as well as visit a Kinvara fishing village and see Bunratty Castle.

October 11th Onwards – ???? This is as far as my travel plans go. I am not sure whether I am going to continue travelling in Ireland after this, Whether I am going to head up through Northern Ireland and Scotland or whether I will head back to London and then do a bit of Eastern Europe.

Anyone have any suggestions on where or what I should do next?

2017-08-29T01:42:46+00:00 4 Comments


  1. Amanda Kendle September 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Sounds great – I say stay on in Ireland long enough to spend a few days on one of the Araan Islands. I just had a week on Inish Maan (the least touristy one) staying with friends and it was a real experience – like stepping back in time almost – incredible scenery and a great simple life where the pub is at the centre of things!
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  2. Yana September 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I’m taking 2 tours with paddywagon as well!!!
    A 9 days tour of Ireland and a day tour to Kilkenny and Wicklow – While you’re excited to see the location of a scene from braveheart, i’m excited to see the locations from my favorite movie “P.S i love you” 🙂
    Do you think i should mentiopn to paddywagon that i’m coming to a travel blog conference?
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  3. Maria October 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Stayyyyyyyyyyy, so much to see, i strongly recommend a trip around the ring of Kerry

  4. Erin Bender (Travel With Bender) October 18, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    So great parting you in the #wawwest. You are super fun and I hope your travel horizons grow bigger and brighter. So where did you end up?
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