Our Travels

Blarney Castle and Kinsale Ireland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🍀

In 2018, we took a week long ago adventure throughout Ireland 🇮🇪! I (Brett) am mostly Irish and it was amazing getting the opportunity to explore the country where some of my family first originated from. Every single place in Ireland is beautiful. The people are incredible and the seafood chowder is to DIE for.


Kinsale, Ireland…

Word of advice though, if you want the BEST seafood chowder, make sure you venture south to Kinsale. Kinsale is a historic port and fishing town in County Cork. In Kinsale you’ll find some of the oldest Pubs that serve Guinness and Murphy’s Stout beer. Here’s what I can tell you, the Guinness we get in America doesn’t taste like the Ireland version! It’s better in Ireland, but Guinness isn’t even their premier stout. Murphy’s is waaayy better. If you ever go, taste both and report back 😉. If you’ve ever had the seafood chowder there, then you know what I’m talking about.

Blarney, near Cork, Ireland…


Pictured 📸 is the Blarney Castle home to the widely known “Blarney Stone”. The castle was built sometime before the year 1200 out of wood, but later rebuilt with stone in 1210 then destroyed and rebuilt in 1446. Did you know? The Blarney Stone is actually called the Stone of Eloquence. Located at the top of the castle, people from all over the world travel to the castle to lay upside down on your back to “kiss the Blarney Stone” in hopes of receiving the “Gift of Eloquence”. We went in April and it was still a bit chilly which actually worked out great because they serve hot toddies at the entrance for you to sip on while you make your trek to the castle.


Wear Green & don’t forget to kiss someone Irish ☘️ today! Happy St. Paddies Day!

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