Thursday, June 9, 2011

To Adare, Ireland....Our Journey

Good morning to you.  We arrived in Dublin at 5:15 AM this morning.  We're tired but are very excited to start our vacation in Ireland.  We'll be traveling to the picturesque town of Adare which is about a 2.5 hour drive from Dublin.  We rented a car for the week.  Adare will be our home base and from there we'll take day trips driving to various sights in the Southwest portion of Ireland.  Apparently.....we'll experience beautiful coastal scenes.  My brother and his family took the same flight as us into Dublin.  We'll each rent our own cars and we'll hook up with brother number two and his family tomorrow evening in Adare.  We'll be staying at the villas in Adare Manor.

Here is my nephew waiting at Dan Dooley's car rental.

As we traveled through Dublin to the highway or the carriage road as they say...we spot the the typical row house.

The entrance to Adare Manor where we'll be staying for the next 6 nights.

Our home away from home.

The next few pics are some of the lovely scenes of Adare Manor's grounds.

I'm very excited to see my first pub in charming Adare.  I can't get over the vibrant colors of the buildings.

The weather today is off and on rain and sun.  Here's a picture approaching the main street.

One of the many thatched roofed houses in the village.

Lunch time at the pub.  My first taste of Guiness.

The soup tasted heavenly and the brown soda bread is very, very good.

We ended the night at another pub called Murphy's and listened to Irish music. I'm pooped and looking forward to a goodnights rest.  I can't wait to get started tomorrow.


Michelle @ between cottage and cabin said...

Wow! Looks like the trip of a lifetime-gorgeous scenery, great food, and to share it all with the family you love- what could be better? Enjoy every second of it. Looking forward to hearing about the rest of the trip!

Maggie said...

I just know you're going to have a wonderful vacation and what a great start already, Guinness, soup & soda bread.
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