I have just returned from my first trip to Ireland! We stayed in a beautiful house just 10 mins away from Newport in County Mayo.
Throughout our stay we visited Achill Island, Newport, Westport and Dublin. From Irish music in the local pubs to kayaking and fishing in Clew Bay, this trip was the perfect place to unwind and relax with great views of the surrounding country side.
The weather was kind to us on the first few days meaning we made the most of being outside and on the water or on the beautiful beaches. After the Irish rain came, we mainly stayed indoors playing card games and talking – the perfect place to escape to.
On our final day we killed time in Dublin where we spent our day surrounded by music, art, food and people. This was a very different scene from Newport however, it was exciting to see the buzz of the city and experience a different side of Ireland before flying home later that night.
I loved our trip to Ireland and even witnessed a double rainbow on our last night! I would definitely return here and though I was unable to make it to Galway during the folk/arts festival, it is somewhere I would love to visit next time…