Like many Kiwis a trip to Ireland involved retracing some family history. A self drive trip from Dublin through to Shannon worked perfectly for us taking in the highlights of Dublin, Kinsale, Killarney, a kiss of the Blarney Stone and driving the Ring of Kerry to stop at Mrs Benners pub in Dingle, county Kerry.
Dublin is an easy city to walk around and a stop at the Guinness Storehouse is a must. The history of one of Ireland’s most iconic brands is fascinating. Not to mention a sample of Guinness from the top of the storehouse offers a stunning view of Dublin. For those whiskey lovers Jameson also offer a tour of their distillery. Driving in Ireland reminded me of a trip up the Kapiti Coast, a winding single lane road that hugged the hill. High on the list was a stop at the family pub once owned by Mrs Benners in the quaint seaside town of Dingle. It was wonderful to see and view the family photos lining the walls.