I Traveled To Ireland And Got… A Suntan!

The Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula

The Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula

by Ramona Flightner/@ramonaflightner

As I packed for my recent trip to Ireland with my family, I found a warm pair of wool socks. Forewarned by a cousin that the weather in Ireland had been cold and wet, I wanted to be prepared. I packed warm tops and only a few tee shirts. I discouraged my mum from bringing sandals, for who would need sandals in 55 degree weather and rain?

Cliffs near Dun Aengus

Cliffs near Dun Aengus, Inis Mor

As it turns out, Ireland experienced some of the best weather in years. In fact, it was the warmest place in Europe at least one of my days there. While parts of Europe dealt with historic floods, the sun shone on the Emerald Isle.

The Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Ireland

A closeup of the Cliffs of Moher

A closeup of the Cliffs of Moher

The glorious weather allowed us to see places I had previously seen only through the mists and rain more common to Ireland. I never wore those socks, and dreamt of sandals on a few days, extremely thankful for the amazing weather. I know I have just returned, and yet, I am already dreaming of my next trip to Ireland.

The coast near Annestown in Waterford

The coast near Annestown in Waterford

Have you been to Ireland? What were some of your favorite memories?

  • Yes, love the Cliffs of Moher and the Inis Islands – so forbidding and so grand! It’s been way too long since I’ve seen them!

    • Hi Anette,
      Thanks for visiting! Ireland was wonderful and I am already dreaming of a return trip. I hope you can make it there someday soon.
      Ramona

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