Joy’s Top 10 Highlights of Ireland

10. Traveling during December – avoiding tourist season and getting such an authentic feel for an amazing country

9. Experiencing the nightlife of Temple Bar and its cobblestone streets in the heart ofDublin

8. Renting a car and learning to drive (and shift) on the opposite side of the road (fun and scary)

7. GALWAY – fabulous city, culturally rich and vibrant in the music and arts

6. Taking the Kilkenny Castle tour and learning the history of the 14th century building

5. Live Irish music and good food at the pub in the tiny town of Doolin

4. Receiving the “gift of gab” after kissing the Blarney Stone at the top of Blarney Castle

3. Breathtaking views of the majestic Cliffs of Moher

2. Stopping in tiny towns along the road to refuel with hearty Irish stew and welcomingfireplaces

1. Making friends with the lighthearted locals over pints (and pints) of Guinness

Joy Bjork

I caught the travel bug at the age of 16 when I took my first major international trip to Brazil with a mission organization. I instantly had a passion for travel and since then I have touched down in 23 different countries on 5 continents. Read more –>

Joy Bjork – who has written posts on Elizabeth Holmes Travel.