Category: Travel

As someone who is Irish, I will admit that I am a little biased. That being said I do think that if you get the chance you should visit Ireland. There are a lot of reasons why, but for the sake of this post, I’ll focus on 5.

The 5 reasons you should visit Ireland
The Castles.

visiting-ashford-castle

 

visiting-ashford-castle

visiting-ashford-castle

5 reasons to visit Ireland

 

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Last month, my friend and I went out to see The Bodyguard The Musical. Like anyone who grew up in the 80s/90s I love the movie version. Who didn’t, right?

Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner are both pretty incredible in this movie. I had heard great things about the musical but I was still a little concerned. I had seen the Dirty Dancing musical when it came out and it did not live up to the movie version.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Today is also the last Friday of the March Break here in Toronto so I thought I would share all about the ROM Blue Whale Exhibit. Checking out this exhibit would be a great way to end the break!

The Blue Whale Exhibit at the ROM tells the story of one of the largest animals ever!

In 2014, nine rare blue whales became trapped in the ice off the coast of Newfoundland and died.

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As part of our trip, we spent a lot of our time visiting with my mom’s brothers and sisters that still live in Ireland. On one day, my Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Jimmy picked us up and brought us out to Ashford Castle and they also took us out to visit Cong.

Visiting Cong was a spur of the moment decision. On the grounds of Ashford Castle is a thatched roof cottage that may have been used for the filming on the John Wayne movie The Quiet Man.

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On my trip to Northern Ireland, I visited the Giant’s Causeway, the rope bridge and our last stop was the Dark Hedges. I’ve never seen Game of Thrones (I don’t get HBO) but visiting the Dark Hedges was the main reason I went on this tour.

Before our trip I spent some time on Pinterest coming up with ideas for places to see. When I came across some pictures of the Dark Hedges I knew that this was one stop that I had to make.

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As part of our tour in Northern Ireland, we visited Carrick-A-Rede where you can take the rope bridge challenge!

A coastal footpath leads the way to the rope bridge. The sights are pretty spectacular and there are lots of spots where you can stop and take in the beautiful landscape.

crossing the rope bridge

crossing the rope bridge

crossing the rope bridge

crossing the rope bridge

crossing the rope bridge

crossing the rope bridge

crossing the rope bridge

crossing the rope bridge

Carrick-a-rede Rope bridge

The rope bridge is a pretty big tourist stop these days so there will be a lot of people!

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