Ireland

Ireland is our spiritual home. It’s where the Watt family descended from and its been Jess’s favorite place to escape. From the age old cobbled streets of Dublin to the Celtic-rich history of the Book of Kells and years of The Struggles, it’s a fully immersive history lesson, best told over a pint of Guinness.

Past and present collide at Bunratty Castle and Folk Village

An open-air museum and a medieval castle and banquet unite to create one of Ireland’s top three attractions at Bunratty. There are few places where the past and present come together as abruptly as at Bunratty (translated to mean the castle at the mouth of the Ratty River). Since 1425, this township has been watched over by the six-story ancient stone tower house...

Ireland’s best waves (and chowder) can be found at Lahinch

Lahinch, Ireland is home to an unexpectedly popular surfing beach. With cloudy grey skies and a brutal November wind, the last thing you’d expect to see at a beach side town is over fifty beginner surfers attempting to stand up and catch their first waves, yet here we were on the cliffs overlooking Lahinch in County Clare on Ireland’s west coast, admiring their...

Guinness Brewery and Storehouse, Dublin

Guinness, the dark, syrupy, yet creamy stout beer that is synonymous with Ireland is made in Dublin. As beer drinkers (but not huge Guinness fans), we felt it was important to pay homage to this iconic drop in its actual birthplace. On the outskirts of town, two large steel gates secure the entry to the busiest tourist attraction in the Republic of Ireland—the...