Today I’m talking about one of my most favorites days of the trip – the day we went to the beautiful Cliffs of Moher.
We started off the morning eating breakfast at our B&B. It was the first time having a traditional Irish breakfast, and it was pretty good! It consists of an egg, two sausages, two pieces of bacon (their bacon is AWESOME) and a roasted tomato. And tea, or coffee in my dad’s case.
I snapped a few pictures of our B&B as well – sad we weren’t there very long!
After breakfast, we got into the car and headed out for the Cliffs of Moher. The roads were super windy, but SO beautiful.
We went up and through the mountains, and I couldn’t stop staring out the windows. Once we got to the cliffs (which were pretty easy to find – thanks to it being a tourist destination), we parked and headed out to see the beauty. The shops, bathrooms and restaurants were in the side of the cliffs, which I thought was pretty awesome.
The cliffs were insane. Basically pictures don’t do it justice. It rained just a little bit while we were there, but otherwise it was a perfect day with a little bit of cloud cover. We hiked all around to see the cliffs from every angle and I took about 18,000 pictures.
Don’t mind all the different sized “Just Jessie Blog” overlays. In PicMonkey they all say they’re the same size, but apparently they’re not. I still suck at editing – whoops!
We ended up having some (super salty and overpriced) seafood chowder and drinks in the little cafe within the cliffs during the rainstorm and then headed back out. We spent about two hours there before we figured we had seen enough. We still had about a 2-3 hour drive to Killarney for our next B&B stay, so we headed out. We passed lots of beautiful scenery and our stupid GPS took us through the tiniest of roads and weirdest directions, so we definitely saw a lot more of the countryside than was necessary. 😉
We got to our B&B, unpacked and headed out on a walk to eat dinner at Kate Kearney’s Cottage down the road. We were actually planning to go to another place, but for some reason even though their signs said “OPEN” they weren’t open during our entire four-day stay. Ireland was weird that way. We saw a lot of places that said they were open all day, but then they weren’t actually open. No idea!
At Kate’s my dad had a burger and a Guinness and I had some AWESOME cod, but there was way too much cream on it and
TMI since we were sharing a bathroom for four days with other residents, I had no intention of pushing my stomach with that much dairy.
The rest of the night was spent with me cursing the internet for not working and my dad reading/falling asleep. We were right in the area of the Gap of Dunloe (though we never got to go hike through it – too much time!) and it was beautiful watching the sunset by the mountains. I highly recommend staying in Killarney if you ever go to Ireland – especially if you can be out toward the Gap. SOOOO beautiful.
Tomorrow I’ll be back with Day 5 and a rainy day in Killarney!