SHINY, HAPPY PEOPLE...DRINKING BEER
Life in the tiny village of Castletownshead in Cork County, Ireland confirmed everything we're heard about this country. Beautiful landscapes, friendly people, lots of beer, and a rainbow everyday.
We stopped for a drink at the famous Temple Bar
Cottages in the village of Castletownshend has names, not street numbers.
The hill of our fishing village's main road led straight down to Castlehaven Harbour.
Our colorful neighbor and his love for hard apple cider and cigarettes was well-known throughout town.
New friends' made is hard to leave with our time in Ireland ended.
The best way to make friends in Ireland, is a visit to the local pub.
The most southwestern point of Ireland is home to a famous lighthouse that's kept ships safe for hundreds of years.
Liv sitting in the pillowed tufts of grass on Toe Head peninsula.
The Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race is an annual event with the support of many local citizens. If you're an adventure racer, you just found your another good reason to visit Ireland.
Racers make their way down Castletownshend's main street.
I'd thought it was a cliche', but Ireland really does have rainbows every single day.
A sunset picture taken from a hill near our cottage.
Our girls' days spent climbing trees and making forts with their friends were absolutely priceless.
The trail running along the famous cliff line invites a lot of stopping, gazing, and sometimes cuddling.
Much to my motherly chagrin, Emily takes after her dad and needs an up close view of every major drop-off she sees.
The Loch Hike Walk took us up through the forest to this overlook offering sweeping views out to the Celtic Sea.
This unique preserve near Galway helps visitors understand the history, science, and beauty of Ireland's peat bogs