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A Perfect Ireland Train Trip to Take- Explore Cork and Cobh

 

A PERFECT Ireland Train Trip to Take |Thoughts&Daisies

Welcome back to another post in the Ireland Diaries. If you’ve missed the others you can find them HERE.

Getting to go on a train trip was one of the things I was most excited to do when I went to Ireland. I told my grandpa that he could choose whichever trip he wanted as long as there was a castle to see. The trip we chose went from the Heuston Station in Dublin to Cork, then a van ride up to Cobh, and a train ride back. It takes about 3 hours by train to get from Dublin to Cork and the ride there didn’t seem as long as I expected. Though it may have been because I dozed part of the way.

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Dublin Sights and Eateries

In Part 2 of the Ireland Diaries we find ourselves in the heart of Dublin for the sights and eateries of the city. 

The Temple Bar area is filled with things to do, from nightlife (or so I’ve heard, I am a grandma and go to bed early :p ) to delicious food and shopping. The main temple bar building is beautiful with hundreds of string lights, especially at night. The Temple Bar Trading Company has great Ireland souvenirs for all the people in your life. They had some great postcards which I got for my uncles and they had other cool things like shamrock seeds and lots of shamrock shaped jewelry.  Continue reading

Ireland Diaries: A Trip to Howth

Ireland is beautiful. That is the only way this story can begin. I waited my whole life to go there and it did not, even in the slightest, disappoint. I think it exceeded my expectations, which is why it gets a whole series of posts because it deserves it. 

For today’s post we are going to start at the beginning, because it is a very good place to start.

When we got to Ireland we were staying in Dublin and my college roommate just so happened to be studying abroad there so it was the perfect way to meet up. So for two days she became my tour guide of the city. 

She had been sending me pictures of a pretty lighthouse at Howth which meant we had to go see it for ourselves and off to the train station we went. It is about a 30 minute ride from Dublin to Howth and easy to figure out because the train from Connolly goes there as the last stop.  Continue reading