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The Rock of Dunamase Castle

After the Jameson Whiskey tour in Dublin, Nicole and I headed to the Rock of Dunamase (also referred as the Dunamase Castle). The drive took us roughly 1.5 hours, give or take. We avoided the toll leaving Dublin, which was awesome because we are budget travelers. We plugged in the longitude and latitude in our GPS and we were all set.

Rock of Dunamase
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Old Jameson Distillery, Irish Whiskey Barrel

First Dublin Stop: The Old Jameson Distillery

After a six hour flight from Chicago, we landed in Dublin. It was 2AM Central Time, but 8AM Dublin time. There was no time to sleep; we simply had too much to see and do in Ireland.

It was a wet and rainy morning in Dublin, but fortunately for us, there was not much traffic so we could practice driving on the “wrong” side of the street with ease.

And in Dublin and Ireland, it’s always Guinness Time! But we weren’t heading for a Guinness just yet.

Dublin streets

Though both exhausted, the first stop on our agenda was The Old Jameson Distillery on Bow Street in the heart of Dublin. A little bit of Irish whiskey to wake us up sounded like a treat.

The Old Jameson Distillery
Bow Street
Smithfield Village
Dublin, Ireland
Old Jameson Distillery Dublin Building front

We had a few minor mishaps trying to find the Old Jameson Distillery. The entrance is on a small alleyway, where there is no parking available. So we ended up driving around the block several times.

Our traffic mistakes – First, Nicole, my friend and loyal driver, accidentally went down a one-way street the wrong way. Luckily, there was only one car coming towards us, honking and flashing his lights to let us know we were in the wrong! And secondly, we drove down some trolley tracks – not an actual street. It was quite an adventure and we had a good laugh aferwards.

We finally found a parking lot a block away from the Jameson Distillery. It was only a ten minute walk to the entrance, but through the light drizzle and blowing wind, it was a miserably cold walk.

Dublin Jameson Distillery
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Ireland – A Beautiful but Rainy Vacation

My most recent travels took me to Ireland, the land of saints and scholars, four-leaf cloves and leprechauns, and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. I found an amazing Groupon Getaway deal that offered 9 days, 7 nights in Southern Ireland. For only $1,100, I was offered round trip airfare, my car rental for the entire trip, and all of my hotels covered. What an amazing deal! The vacation would take me from Dublin, all the way south to Cork and then to the west to Limerick. And I would be staying at the poshiest, 4 and… Read More »Ireland – A Beautiful but Rainy Vacation

The Road to Tulsa

Road trips make me super happy, so does traveling. Two weekends ago, I was getting the itch to go somewhere. It had been over a month since I had taken a trip – I know, the horror! It had been close to 30 days since I had left St. Louis! As I am a huge HANSON Fan – a Mmmboppin’ lifelong, dedicated fan – I have always wanted to see Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hanson’s hometown. Actually, I’ve wanted to travel to Oklahoma since I was 12. Can you believe that’s 16 years? That’s a very long time to desire ┬áto be… Read More »The Road to Tulsa