The Emerald Isle – Final Days!

You would think that after 4 packed days, we would’ve decided to relax a little, but that wasn’t the case. We were off to go horseback riding through the hills of Ireland first thing in the morning! This was by far my favorite part of the trip. It doesn’t get any better than being on horseback and being out in the open hills of Ireland! An absolutely amazing adventure that we’d recommend everyone to try in Ireland (How do you think people got around hundreds of years ago)! Once the 4 hour horseback riding adventure was over, we headed out to Curraghmore Castle. It is an estate still owned by the same family that has been passed down through generations. We finally ended the day in Waterford with a delicious dinner before heading back to the villa.

On our last day, we went kayaking in Killarney for 5 hours where we got to explore the Lough Leane and kayaked around Ross Castle. The tour was really extensive and we were able to get a lot of sights in that we normally wouldn’t have on foot. We then headed over to the town of Killarney to grab a late lunch and explore the town a little. It was extremely cute and as always, the food was delicious! Once we were full, we set out to explore Killarney National Park. We first stopped by Muckross House to take a tour of the home. Once we finished exploring the Muckross House grounds, we got back in the car to drive around the National Park. We first hiked up to see the Torc Waterfall and drove up for a glimpse of the Ladies View. We finished the day with dinner and drove back to our villa for the final time.

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The horse back riding place had the two cutest dogs that came along for the ride.
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I adored the horses we had!
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A treat is always nice to give!
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My horse’s name was Sweetie. She was the sweetest and gentlest horse I’ve had a pleasure to ride on!
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The hills were so vast and you can spot the two dogs in the background!
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There’s always a random farm scattered around the countryside!
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Our guide was wonderful! We really enjoyed her stories and her expertise with the horses.
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We had to get a picture of the two of us in the hills of Ireland before we departed to our next planned adventure!
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This is Curraghmore House.
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It’s really impressive and the grounds are beautiful. It’s situated in the middle of nowhere amidst a lot of acres.
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The butler that takes care of the current family was extremely nice and took us on a tour of the grounds.
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There is a shell house situated on the property that was built by one of the wives a long time ago.
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It literally contained hundreds of shells that were brought to her and it became a hobby of hers.
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We were hungry by the time the house tour was over! We ended up going to Waterford and had dinner at a restaurant called Bodega. Absolutely amazing food!
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We were off the next morning to go kayaking.
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Even though it was a chilly and cloudy morning, the sights were worth it!
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This picture almost reminds me of mountains and lakes in Asia.
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We had to kayak through passages!
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I just sat back and relaxed while he padded away for us!
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Coming up to the castle from the lake perspective was really cool and topped the tour off nicely!
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Then we were off to the Killarney National Park and this was the first stop.
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Muckross house was really great to explore!
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The gardens and grounds around the house were fun to explore!
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It’s situated by the same lake that we kayaked on (we didn’t kayak that far though).
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The Torc Waterfall was tough to get to.
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There were a lot of steps that were well built leading up and down to the waterfall.
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Such a pretty waterfall!
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The views around the Torc Waterfall allowed us to take a great picture.
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Then we drove on to the Ladies View.
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Ireland is such a diverse country! So much to see and do!
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We couldn’t pass up a beautiful sunset!
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We waited for it to set before we headed back to the hotel and called it a night and farewell to Ireland!

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