Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Long Time Ago, in Bunratty Village….

Today we visited the Bunratty Castle and learned lots of interesting facts about the defence of the castle and bits of information about the castle itself.  To learn more information about the defences of Bunratty Castle, click here to read Zoe’s post. After visiting the

8, 9, 10, 11, AAAHHHHHHHH!

What do you think would happen if you tried to attack Bunratty Castle? We went to Bunratty Castle and took a tour of the castle and the grounds. We started in the basement where we learned the history about the castle. We went outside and the tour guide,

Blackcurrant Cordial

Have you ever tried Blackcurrant cordial? I have, and I absolutely love it.  It tastes like sweet berries and a sour lemon mixed together.  We decided to make it because the place we are staying at has a blackcurrant bush so Mikhaila and I went

An Irish Breakfast Treat!

Since I really wanted to try interesting foods in Ireland, my mom went to the store and bought black and white puddings, which are made of pork meat and fat, oatmeal, other spices, and (only in the black pudding) BLOOD!   In the package, they

Blarney Castle – Kissing the Blarney Stone

I’m not sure about you, but I always visualized the Blarney Stone as being a huge rock in the middle of a field surrounded by tourists.  Maybe looking something like this (but with more tourists): But what the Blarney Stone actually looks like is this:

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland – July 21st, 2014

We got out of bed excited to go to the Cliffs of Moher which is a beautiful place where you can see the North Atlantic Ocean and gigantic cliffs as far as the eye can see.  You can also walk, hike, eat, sleep and many more

In a Magical Land Far, Far Away….

Today we visited the Blarney Castle and Gardens to kiss the Blarney Stone.  Our visit was divided into three parts.  First, we took a walk through a lovely forest that had beautiful tall trees, as well as a fern garden and a horse graveyard.  Next,

A Saturday in County Clare

Saturday We woke up the second morning north of the city of Limerick.  We got out of bed got ready and had breakfast.  After breakfast we said goodbye to our new friends, who were off to their summer vacation in the south of Ireland. We decided

Write a Limerick…in Limerick!

Limerick Sat. July 19 Last night we went to the town of Limerick to see a limerick writing competition.  There were more than 40 competitors there who read out their limericks.  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to hear all of them but we arrived to find

Ireland – Week 1

Note to our subscribers…we have been having some difficulties with our automatic posting, so please do check the blog for Mikhaila and Zoe’s posts.   After a fairly uneventful 6 hour flight we arrived in Dublin at approximately 11am, cleared customs (so far most friendly

Dublin Tour and off to County Clare

Today is Thursday the 17 and our last day in Dublin.  We left our luggage in the hostel and walked to Dublin Castle to start our walking tour.  Our guide was a lovely Irish lady named Lisa.  She walked us to some famous places in

Arrival in Dublin

Our flight left Toronto on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:10 P.M.  On our flight, they surprisingly gave us dinner and breakfast.  We did not get much sleep on the flight, but it still seemed to pass quickly.  I thought the landing was interesting.  At first,