With our Ireland adventure coming to a close, we spent our last day visiting the awe-inspiring Blarney Castle and its beautiful grounds, the Rock of Cashel, and a bit of Kilkenny and the castle.
On a last minute recommendation, we added the Blarney Castle to the things to see on our last full day in Ireland, and we were glad we did!
Even though it was one of the most touristy things we did, it was a really great place to visit – even in the pouring rain. We didn’t join the huge line to see the Blarney Stone or much of the inside of the castle, but we really enjoyed the beautiful grounds and trails around the castle, which are extensive. It’s really a beautiful place with some amazing history.
From Blarney, we traveled on to see the Rock of Cashel – the castle I was most excited to see on this trip. It’s pretty big – and such a striking thing to see in person! The rain was coming down even harder here, so we didn’t enjoy the area as much as we might have in better weather, but it was an epic site to see.
Lastly, we checked into our final hotel in Kilkenny and vetured out to see the nearby river walk and Castle, which was also very impressive, with it’s expansive long green lawn that stretches out from it.
It's a Wrap!
After driving about 1,000 miles during our adventure, I was more than ready to hand in the keys – but it was so worth it! We love the freedom to explore on our own terms, despite the anxiety of sharing hundreds of miles of very narrow roads with tractors and tour buses.
Last but not least is this amazing view of a rainbow we were treated to during our drive on Sky Road in Clifden. Can you see the hint of the double rainbow? Ireland is breathtakingly beautiful, and a fun place to visit.