After two days in Dublin, I arrived in Mount Juliet ready for a relaxing evening, away from the hustle and bustle of the country’s capitol city. With the estate’s winding road being a final push to the finish line (after being in a confined space far longer than my normal day’s quota), I stepped out of the car with great relief that our road trip was over. For that day at least!
Though the drive took nearly 4 hours, the country side of Ireland is what everyone images this great place to be: lush, green, rolling and beautiful. A few hours in this scenery and my mind was set a drift on memory bliss.
The weather has improved since I first arrived, but these wet, damp conditions lend to the atmosphere and charm of this beautiful place.
Today I travel north to the western side of the country to a city called Galway. A night in this youthful town and then back to Dublin for my final evening.