Alas, our final day in Ireland. *Sad face.* We made the most of our last 24 hours in the Emerald Isle by exploring downtown Galway, horseback riding in the Thonabrocky countryside, and feasting on a decadent dinner in the quaint town of Maynooth.
My mom and I awoke early from our fun evening in Doolin, per recommendations of our lovely B&B host, Margaret, so we could be sure we were the first visitors to the Cliffs of Moher. With a cup of coffee and warm homemade scones in our bellies, we set off just a short 5-minute drive to one of Ireland's most famous sites.
After a peaceful night's stay in our B&B in the rural town of Innishannon, my mom and I woke up bright and early to begin our next journey.
A visit to Ireland isn't complete without visiting the quiant and beautiful town of Kinsale, located on the southern coast of Ireland. If you're a New Englander like me, you'll feel right at home walking through the winding cobblestone streets and gazing out to the busy harbor.
After waking up bright and early on the morning of August 19th, we enjoyed our last breakfast at the Ashling Hotel and packed up our belongings. It was our first day on the road— we were anxious to get out of the city and into the lush countryside of Co. Wicklow.
First stop on our mother-daughter Ireland road trip? Dublin, of course. Full of history, culture, and a happening pub scene, Dublin was the perfect place to begin our travels to the Emerald Isle.