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27th Jul 2018

An American Couple Has Posted A Lovely Message About Their Amazing Stay In Ireland

James Fenton

Here in Ireland we’re very proud of our amazing scenery, unbeatable nightlife and, most of all, our modesty.

While we’re all well aware of how wonderful we are, we never turn down an opportunity to hear it from someone else. Take this honeymooning American couple, for example.

Reddit user Derpsteppin has posted a lovely message to the people of Ireland about how much himself and his new wife loved their time here.

He starts off by saying ‘Wow! Just wow. I don’t even know what else to say. We’ve been back home in Cleveland, Ohio now for a few days and we already want to go back,’ before bursting into a full blown itinerary of what they got up to.

Of course, a late night in Coppers was involved, pints in Ryans and a trip to Guinness Storehouse. And that was before they left Dublin.

They learned that nothing beats an Irish rasher and beans are a must when it comes to a full Irish breakfast. They explored Galway, Sligo and Kilkenny among other places, making numerous friends along the way. The fact that they felt compelled to post a message about their trip is surely a testament to how sound we all are. The post can be read here or you can check it the adventures of the couple in full below. Sláinte!

‘Wow! Just wow. I don’t even know what else to say. We’ve been back home in Cleveland, Ohio now for a few days and we already want to go back.

‘There’s a good chance we ran into some of you while we were there because against the advice of some people we talked to, we made an attempt to see EVERYTHING. We might not have actually made it to everything but holy shit, did we see alot…

‘Rough (and not nearly complete) itinerary:

‘Day 1: Landed in Dublin around 5:30am, got our rental car and took off to Slane. Walked around the ruins on the hill by ourselves for a while then the castle for a bit (they weren’t open that early) then had a wonderful tour of the Knowth and Newgrange mounds. That was fuckin cool. Took off for Trim and grabbed lunch and a tour of the castle. Made it to Dublin and hit Ryans pub for some drinks and a good time. Had an absolute blast with some locals and stayed till closing at 2am. We thought our night was done but somebody suggested we go to Coppers. Holy shit. I’m not entirely sure what happened next but we found ourselves with a few locals getting McDonald’s breakfast at 6am. Then we slept.

‘Day 2: I have no clue whem we got up but our hangovers were soon kicked in the dick by the first of many full Irish breakfasts. I have no shame in admitting that your bacon (“rashers”, I believe) is superior in every way to our American “skinny” bacon. And why have I never thought to add beans to my breakfast?? Anyway, so day 2 was spent walking around Dublin all day. We saw St. Patricks, Christ Church, and John’s Lane; Dublin Castle, Trinity college, the Archeology museum, lunch in St. Stephens Green and ended the day with a tour of the Guinness storehouse. We hopped to and from a few bars before turning in for the night but nothing as wild as the night before.

‘Day 3: Left Dublin early and spent some time in Kilkenny for lunch and a tour of the castle. Very cool. The stopped at the Rock of Cashel. Wow. This was probably one of our favorite sites we visited. Something about walking up the hill and walking through those ruins just overwhelms you. We took a small walk down the hill to explore the ruined monastary at the bottom of the hill and then continued on to Cork for the night.

‘Day 4: Did some shopping at the English Market, toured the Jamison Distillery then a whole day of senic driving and exploring through Killarney National park, the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. Stayed in Dingle for the night.

‘Day 5: Drove through Adare and Limerick on our way to the Cliffs. Caught a ferry to the Aran Islands and biked nearly the whole of Inish Mor. Hiked up to Dun Aonghasa late in the evening and had the whole place to ourselves for an emotional moment as we released a small lock of our late sister’s hair to the wind. She was in love with Ireland. We got some good food and drinks at The Bar and spent the night on the Island.

‘Day 6: Made it back to the mainland and visited Galway cathedral on our way to Sligo. What a blast we had there. This was probably the most fun we had on the trip. We went to nearly a dozen bars and met so many fun people. A very late night similar to our first night in Dublin.

‘Day 7: We overslept and had to skip our plans to stop at Parkes and Donegal Castles but got to spend most of the day at Glenveagh castle where we did some hiking and a tour. Spent a little time in Letterkenny and ended the night in Derry.

‘Day 8: we left Derry early in the morning and spent the whole day driving along the coast seeing plenty of the Game of Thrones filming locations as well as a few other spots. We went to Downhill beach, Mussenden Temple, Dunluce Castle, Giants Causeway, Ballintoy Harbor, the Cushenden Caves and the Dark Hedges. Our last stop was some hiking on Cave Hill before reaching our hotel in Belfast. At this point in the trip we desperately needed to do some laundry and found a spot near a pizza shop that might have been in a rough area. We got some of the biggest shwarmas we had ever seen and locked ourselves in our car right next to the laundry machine. In the time it took to do our laundry, we saw 2 fights and at least 3 drug deals take place in the parking lot we were in. The laundry spot had all the security cameras ripped out and the puzza shop had a giant IRA mural on the side of it. And some drunk guy threatened to kill everyone in the pizza shop because they didnt have his order ready (that he never ordered). The cashier threatened to cut the guys dick off with the giant pizza knife. So he left. Lovely city, Belfast.

‘Day 9: We went south from Belfast to Downpatrick and Castle Ward for the day before making it back to Belfast to turn in the car and catch our ferry to Scotland.

‘Days 10, 11, 12 and 13: We rented a car and explored Scotland, travelling through Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness, and Edinburgh. We saw Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, drove hours and hours through the highlands, hiked at Ben Nevis, sailed on Loch Ness, Drove through Cairngorms National Park, and explored the Royal Mile. I will be sure to drop on over to their sub to thank them as well and go into a bit more detail.

‘By the end of day 13 we had made our way back across to Belfast to sleep and caught a 2 hour bus ride to the Dublin Airport to fly out the next morning.

‘Once again, I can’t express enough how wonderful our trip was and we hope to be back again one day!


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