After much debate, we managed to squeeze in a road trip across Ireland! The plan was to hike, explore some castles and learn about the Irish charm! But instead, after dinner on our 4th night Oli got CRAZY terrible food poising… and was bedridden for the rest of our time in Ireland.
It was super scary, we only had a little bit of food in our farm house in the middle of nowhere in Galway county. Maeghan wasn’t able to drive the manual car on the super tiny single lane roads to get anything to help, so Oli drank veggie broth, and ate cookies and cucumber. Not that he could eat much anyways.
We put all our plans on hold for Oli recover and made it to the airport in time for our last leg of the trip in Scotland!
So here is our short stay in Dublin, Galway and on the road!
Next day we did a walking tour around Dublin. And I think we had the best tour guide named Stephen. He was an actor in London, but born and raised in Ireland. We learned a lot and really enjoyed hearing how amazing of a place this city is with his unique family history and perspective.
The Long Library is the permanent home to the famous Book of Kells. Two of the four volumes are on public display, one opened to a major decorated page with crazy colours and attention to detail. The other to a typical page of of cursive text. The books are all hand made from leather binding and leaf pages that are pressed flat.
After a few days in Dublin we had big plans to tour around the west coast of Ireland, hike and eat all the sea food. But we were stuck at the car rental place for 3 hours(!!!!).
But when the time came we hit the road in our green monster — Hyundai Kona.
After a day on the road we made it to our hub for the rest of our trip — a farm house in Galway county.