One Week in Ireland

Camping in Ireland: Morriscastle and Mannix Point

Ireland is an island located in the North Atlantic. This place has lots of relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain with several rivers extending inland. There are also thick woodlands covered but are slowly disappearing. The island consists of varied geological provinces. Ireland has many locations to camp and enjoy a great outdoor activity.

On this article, Morriscastle and Mannix Point is featured:

  1. Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park, Co. Wexford

Morriscastle is great way to start of your camping experience especially this site is located beside the 20km long blue flag beach. You and your family can enjoy on this park. There are many facilities to enjoy here. Like there are well-maintained toilets and shower blocks, recreation facilities like Astro football pitch, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, and game rooms. They also have laundry services, a Wi-Fi hotspot which some people can’t live with, a café, shop, take-away, and of course a tourist information center to be guided. This park essentially needs to be pre-booked so you have to reserve ahead of time. Open fires are not allowed in the area and commercial vehicles as well. They are quite strict but provide good services.

  1. Mannix Point Camping and Caravan Park

Facing to the beautiful island of Valentia, this place has a great location that would make your stay worthwhile. There are so many wonderful vies in several directions that are quite picturesque. Also there are several amazing flowers, shrubs, trees that adds more beauty to the location. According to TripAdvisor, many have rated the place excellent. There are lots of facilities to use here. Also there’s a camper’s kitchen with cookers and utensils. There are also picnic garden with barbecue. What more do you need? There are also turf fire in the evenings at the camper’s sitting room and music sessions are done. Regarding the location, there are lots of pubs, restaurants, galleries, traditional music and dancing just 15 minutes’ walk away. This place is totally worth the visit.

 

Few Restaurants in County Clare, Ireland A Go-To

Ireland is one of the great Countries in Europe that has amazing views, picturesque scenes, preserved past, and amazing places to dine, relax and unwind. Clare is a maritime county in the province of Munster, bounded by the Atlantic, on the north-west by Galway Bay and on the east and south by the River Shannon (Clarelibrary, 2016). Clare is home to many wonderful restaurants at a variety. For this article, we are going to focus on some restaurants that county Clare has to offer. Here are some of the top restaurants from different sources that can make your stay at the county better. Prepare your list!

  1. Brendan O’Regan Room

This restaurant is fancied into a formal style resto with great menu list which reflects traditional cuisines fused with modern ones that gives Clare a good vibe. Many memories are spent by families and friends. They also accept bookings for weddings and special gatherings like anniversaries, weddings, or birthdays. They choose to serve fresh local produce in the menu to assure customers that they will find good and amazing taste and flavor in every dish served. From the line of Lam to Steaks, Brendan never fails to enlighten customers with their taste paired with their desserts from homemade pastries to Irish Coffee Torte. They also serve wines and spirits that are also under lots of varieties. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner at a fair price.

  1. The Bakehouse Restaurant

A bistro, grill and bar, the Bakehouse is one of the most famous restaurants in Clare that offers good food with excellent service. Primarily, they serve special seafood dishes that are freshly caught in the area. Their main courses also have vegetables in it not just a side dish, so it’s good news for vegans. They also provide healthy, gluten free menu. As usual, the wine is not off the list. They have a variety to choose from that are commented to be good. The restaurant atmosphere gives a relaxing and homey vibe. For the price, it’s quite costly but the food is worth it. They are open from 12 noon until 10 in the evening with entertainment during Fridays by 7 in the evening.

  1. Cloister Restaurant

An excellent rating in TripAdvisor, Cloister restaurant is very heartwarming from its food to its employees. The building of this restaurant is with much history and religious significance dating back to medieval times. The cobbled stone floor and sheets of glass gives the atmosphere of the place a cozy and in-depth feeling. Serving lunch, dinner, and special occasions, Cloister offers different menus especially during different seasons; they also offer children’s menu and vegetarian menu. They also have a good wine list to go with your set dinner or ala carte of your choice. This English restaurant is up for reservations but you can just go walk-in. in terms of price, it’s a bit expensive but wort the try.

  1. The Creamery Bar

This authentic Irish bar and restaurant is beside the imposing Bunratty Castle that gives you the traditional Irish experience according to many sources. Dated back to the early 19th century, this building was formerly a stagecoach service and over the years, the building has been used as a village creamery until it is now a restaurant and a bar.  The service and the food are quite good that completes the historical package when eating here. They serve main courses and even short orders like starters and snacks. They also have desserts, pizzas, and sandwiches to enjoy after getting fond of the castle. Aside from the food, the pace is totally Instagram-worthy. The prices here are reasonable enough.

  1. Rowan Tree Café Bar

Open seven days a week from 10:30 am to 11pm, Rowan Tree Café bar offers pizza, pasta, light snacks, and other tasty short orders to enjoy. They also have a wide selection of beer and wine to be paired with their menus. This bar is overlooking the river of Ennis, truly a view worth capturing while enjoying their Mediterranean inspired cuisines. The atmospheres they give to customers are relaxing and at the same time enjoyable. Also, the have an al fresco for those who like to enjoy the outside environment. Prices are all fair with their amazingly good taste.

  1. Durty Nelly’s

Another authentic Irish pub, which was established during 1620, this was formerly a spot for castle guards to relax and drink. This bar with two restaurants in the same building, has a vibrant atmosphere and local banter that are enjoyed by everyone who comes in. as the favorite ‘watering hole’ of both locals and visitors, this pub is well known and a must check out. They also serve good foods here to partner up the drink. People value the fun and convenience the employees give to the clusters that makes them feel at home.

Where to go in Ireland

Ireland is a place where their culture is well preserved and also their natural resources are improved and cultured. The scenic views are breath taking and as old as Ireland may seem to be, there are many items that you can have fun and capture memories on your visit on this place.

Here are some of the things that you need to put on your list before leaving Ireland or decide to visit this gentle place with amazement.

 

  1. Cliffs of Moher

An amazing two hundred meter cliff and down that cliff is the wild Atlantic ocean busting its waves to that said place. Hello, Cliffs of Moher! This amazing place will leave you praying that you would not do anything stupid to fall or go to the edge and look at the raging sea or make you go super travel junkie and just jump of that cliff to experience a seven-second fall. Either way, it makes good memories. This overwhelming picturesque site will leave you in awe.

  1. Burren, Co. Clare

Burren offers a scene of wildflowers during May that will leave you wanting to stay longer. There are different kinds of wildflowers to be seen. Be careful in the way and do not attempt to pick up some flowers since they may cause allergy. This amazing view can be strolled down and also you can visit their herb garden and enjoy a cup of tea or two.

  1. Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival

There are many things to do here during May. Try going to Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival and see awesome fleet of tall ships that are worth the Instagram feeds.

  1. River Shannon

A cruise would be definitely lovely her in River Shannon and fall in love on the scenic views on this said cruise. This river is the longest in the island; it sails from the slope of Cuilcagh Mountain down to the City of Limerick. One source calls it when the river meets the sea.

  1. Irish Castles

Ireland is known for their well-preserved castles and scenic natural beauties. You just cannot get enough of the castles Ireland has instore for you. Going back to ancient history, these castles offer great stories to tell that will leave you in amazement. Stop by the Dublin castle, Ashford Castle, Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle and many more. There are also smaller castles to be explored once you are there.

Restaurants in Ireland: 3 must go-to

Some best Irish restaurants in are sometimes out of the country of Ireland and are found in the United states of America, in other places of Europe, and many more. The food is not the only thing that matters here but also the drinks and the big heavy beers to chug! The irish taste id full of flavor and sometimes we do not even bother to know the difference and rather eat some of the foods that are served in local “irish” pubs that are, well, American in taste.
                Here are some of the restaurants in New York City that will give you an Irish taste of experience and will leave you as to what is the true taste of Ireland.

  1. The Dead Rabbit

This is one of the world’s best bar and no doubts they serve good drinks here that will definitely give you an Irish taste. This bar has some excellent reviews. The place may look a little wreck or not the high class bar you would go into to brawl with your rich friends but the foods and the drinks are all excellent with good taste at a fair price. The meal will satisfy you and maybe you will get the hang of the place once you named it your own bar!

  1. The Late Late

This bar has a 1960’s residence theme that will make you go feeling the chakras and vibes in the old age. Elegant yet stunning, this place serves dishes hardly seen outside Ireland that would treat the homesickness of an Irish man in USA. There are specials here that are quite delicious and will give you a good Irish taste.

  1. The Wheeltapper Pub

Yup, this is no mystery. This place is themed with wheels. The wheels that are used to design the place here are the carriage wheels in the old medieval days. Containing two bars, this midtown east bar and restaurant is a favorite to Irishmen and women in the area. Try their Irish Bacon, Irish Sausage Roll, and many more foods and drinks that will make your stomach happy. There is also a fireplace and a year-around patio to get you into relax mode.

A list: Pubs and Bars Around the World

A Pub is a British word for a tavern or a bar. This is a type of business establishment that promotes social interactions with group of friends through drinking and selling of liquors. The British started the practice of drinking ale which most pubs offer today all over the world from different origins. The English people were not the only one who knows how to drink and love it as well. Almost all parts of the world have their own booze center, bar, or pub.

For a pub spree, below are sites that The Guardian.com recommends a pub hunter to visit all over the world. I can only mention a few which I also would want to experience.

  1. Apotheke Cocktail Bar, Chinatown, New York

This fancy pub is in the bucket list of a must try experience list. The area is decorated like an old-fashioned apothecary in Europe and the people here prepare your drinks like they are mixing a concoction like in a science experiment.  This pub is a lot of fun that it brings chemistry in the picture to make their drinks better and amusing than others. The bar has an excellent atmosphere that would make you stay for hours. As you go to NY, make sure to stop by and try their mixes. For more information on this bar, go to www.apothekenyc.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Trailer Happiness, Portabello, London

This place serves original cocktail drinks with a twist of tiki spirit. The inside of the pub is quite relaxing paired with their drinks. The said bar has been around for almost a decade now and it recently got better. They do not also just serve liquor, but their food is promising to be of best quality. This place is well-known for their rum-based beverages. For more information on this pub, go to their site www. Trailerhappiness.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Sky Bar, Bang Rak, Bangkok

On the 63th floor of the great Lebua Hotel lies the Sky Bar that serves amazing views of the Chao Praya River and exotic Bangkok to customers while drinking their cocktails. This pub has a fancy side to it, if you have seen the Hangover 2, this is the bar that was used in the taping of a certain scene. People who come into the said bar dress to impress and deserves a moment at one of the highest buildings in Bangkok and rest assured they are having a great time.  If you are planning to stop by at Bangkok, try inquiring at their site: www.lebua.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Gibson’s Bar and Steakhouse, Chicago, Illinois

Want to enjoy a drink and a stake? No problem! Stop by at Chicago and look for Gibson’s where they serve one of the greatest steaks on the planet according to The Guardian.com. The place has huge windows that let you see lines of luxury cars owned by wealthy people. The said pub is at a curve so it’s easy to spot. The place is busy as a bee and live entertainment is always on going like live piano jazz. Stop by at Chicago and experience the Gibson’s! learn more at www.gibsonsteakhouse.com.

 

 

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Traditional Irish Pubs in Northern Ireland

Mc Dermotts is a genuine Irish pub located in Doolin, County Clare. It has a great mixture of locals and tourists. Traditional music is provided almost every night of the week and food is served daily.

There is a plethora of traditional Irish bars for the tourist to explore in the North of Ireland! You’ll find a fine selection in Doolin – take an informal pub crawl through Madden’s Hatfield’s, The John Hewitt and The Crown Liquor Saloon Bar. Try the good food and craic on the shore of Strangford Lough at The Saltwater Brig. There are plenty of traditional pubs across the whole of Northern Ireland for you to enjoy a pint of Guinness, an Irish coffee or perhaps some traditional Irish pub grub!

Here is a snapshot of just some of the best traditional Pubs…