Getting around Ireland with kids is easier than you might think! Take a page out of this family’s fun Dublin itinerary for some Irish inspiration!
“On our first day, we visited the Guinness Storehouse which was actually quite fun for the kids, too. They enjoyed Sprites while we had pints overlooking the great view of Dublin from the top floor! Afterwards, we took a carriage ride from there to the Brazen Head for dinner. Our kids loved the bangers and chips in Ireland!
“The next day, after our Flytographer shoot, we took a day trip to kiss the Blarney Stone! We travelled by train to Cork. In addition to the Blarney Castle, the grounds are beautiful.
“The next few days, my husband was at a conference so I took the girls all over Dublin. We used the Hop On Hop Off bus to explore, which the kids loved and worked out great! We visited Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Castle, City Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Dublin Zoo. The girls still talk about the zoo and the red pandas we saw there!
“Another restaurant we all enjoyed was Darkey Kelly’s – they had live Irish music and great fish and chips! We also met up with a friend for dinner at the Bank on College Green and it turned out to be a great place to take the kids – we went there twice! It is a beautiful building with a great atmosphere including live piano music and some casual seating with couches.
“We also took the train to Galway for a few days after Dublin. We found the train to be a great way to travel in Ireland. There, we stayed in a cottage and made day trips to the Cliffs of Moher and Inis Mor in the Aran Islands.
“Other than all the landmarks, our girls also really enjoyed simple things like stopping daily for hot chocolate (Irish coffee for us!), playing in the leaves at St. Stephen’s Green, taking photos, and playing Cluedo at the cottage in Galway (called just Clue in the US but now we will forever call it Cluedo)!” – Noelle