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)
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.
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.
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?