April 23, 2012 § 4 Comments
“Focus on the journey, not the destination” was our motto for our week in Ireland. We began our trip in London where we hopped our way to Western Ireland. From London we took a train to Chester, train from Chester to Holyhead, ferry from Holyhead to Dublin, bus from Dublin Port to Dublin Downtown, train from Dublin to Mallow, train from Mallow to Tralee.
Whew! Total trip time: 13 hours!
During the second half of my spring break my good friend Kristina and I spent our time exploring the west coast of the Emerald Isle. Our days were spent wandering the rocky coast of Ireland, searching for bridge trolls and enjoying the company of the hospitable Irish friends we made along the way. We wanted a more remote Irish adventure so we randomly chose the town of Tralee (Trá Lí, pop. 22,000), a town just north of the Dingle peninsula.
When asked by a drunk lad why we came Tralee, I replied
“we wanted to go to the middle of nowhere”