Family Trip to Ireland

Family Trip to Ireland - Blarney Castle

We have returned from our glorious family trip to Ireland! Our lungs are full of fresh, clean air and our bellies full of ‘chips’.  My husband is Irish and while his parents live in the U.S., not far from us actually, his extended family are mostly in Ireland.  So, it became apparent about three days into our trip that we were not on ‘vacation’ we were, in fact, in the midst of a family reunion.  And, quite a beautiful one at that.  Our visit prompted the rounding up all the family in the area for a BBQ on the family farm.

Family in Ireland

And, more than one cup of tea with a side of lots of chin-wagging as we visited everyone we could.

Family in IrelandThere are so many stories to tell from the trip (the amazing colors, our hikes, our Kid’s Appreciation Day to name a few) that I need to split them up but here are some highlights.

the family farm

{J, the Mr. and my husband’s Uncle on the family farm}

family trip to Ireland _ Inch Beach near Dingle

{Inch Beach Near Dingle}

Family Trip to Ireland

{view from King John’s Castle or Limerick}

Family Trip to Ireland

Family Trip to Ireland

{Atop the Beacon in Baltimore, West Cork a one mile journey from our cottage, we ran here for our morning runs. It was so beautiful I nearly cried every time I was up here.}

Family Trip to Ireland

{View at dusk from our cottage in West Cork}

Family Trip to IrelandThe trip was not without mishaps (um, my glasses broke in half on the second day and I’m blind as a bat but luckily was able to convince an opthamalogist to sell me contact lenses)  and the kids had difficult moments but overall we fell in love and are still marveling at just how many family memories we made in one small trip.

 

4 Comments on Family Trip to Ireland

  1. kristin
    July 8, 2014 at 1:46 am (3 years ago)

    oh that looks like such a fun trip and how fun to have family there! that had to be such a neat experience for the kids and probably pretty great for your husband to go home, too. beautiful photos!

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    • Melissa Q.
      July 8, 2014 at 6:35 am (3 years ago)

      Aw thanks. Yes, it was pretty great and my husband was quite excited.

      Reply
  2. melintheattic
    July 8, 2014 at 7:21 am (3 years ago)

    I’m so glad you had such a wonderful time.

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    • Melissa Q.
      July 8, 2014 at 9:44 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks! Can’t wait to catch up with you!!

      Reply

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