We woke up in Dublin and checked out of our hostel - which means bringing your sheets downstairs and packing while you're trying not to wake up four other girls. We then caught the express bus from Dublin to Galway, (which is about 2.5 hrs) and were ready to get rolling around 10:30am. There are obviously pro's and con's to traveling during the off season, like having really short days so we tried to give ourselves as much time as possible.
We had decided to rent a car for the remainder of the trip and although there are some hidden fee's I would DEFINITELY like to warn you about, it was well worth even the ridiculous price. Some of our best Go Pro footage was of our driving adventures! Driving ended up being the best way to go though, we had the flexibility to stop whenever we wanted and go wherever we wanted - which meant barely getting anywhere as we drove through some of the prettiest landscape I'd EVER seen!
Our first day navigating around Ireland on our own, (and on the opposite side of the road) and it was perfect. It was a little rainy and foggy at times, but I loved the mystical look so much as we winded through the mountain road towards Kylemore Abbey! Every day we set out saying we would try to get back before it got dark, but everyday we were so in love with what we were seeing we ALWAYS ended up driving after dark. On our way back from Kylemore we took a few scenic routes that took us out along the ocean and of course it was breath taking...we couldn't get 50 feet without me screaming me needed to stop the car!
After making friends with a cow family we finally ended up on the top of a ridge where you could see ocean for miles and a 360 view of the peninsula and there was no point in kidding ourselves...we weren't going to miss that sunset.
So naturally we let our scarves blow in the wind as we took in an amazing Ireland view!