I stayed two nights Dublin, two nights Cork, two nights Galway, and then one more night in Dublin as my flight was the next morning. In Dublin I saw Kilmainham Gaol, St Patrick's Cathedral, St Michan's crypts (and rubbed the finger of an 800-year-old mummy - for good luck!), and walked through St Stephen's Green.
I did a "Food, Fairies, and Folklore" event at a pub - it was a 3-course dinner with a speaker teaching us about the history of food and superstition in Ireland. It was so neat!
In Cork there was a bit of bad weather - rain, wind gusts up to 100kph. But the following day was nice and I went to Blarney Castle (loved it! SO beautiful!), Kinsale, and Cobh (and saw the Titanic exhibit). I didn't see too much of Cork, as it is much smaller and is more of a place to live as opposed to visit. So 2 nights was enough.
Galway -- I went to the rugby game on the Friday, and then on a tour through the Burren to the Cliffs of Moher on the Saturday. We saw fairy trees and a fairy fort (which is good, since I had learned about them on Tuesday night). Sunday I was back in Dublin, and met up with a girl I had met on Tues - we went to the Whelan Bar, which is featured in the movie P.S I Love You. I was traveling alone the entire time, but I made a few friends in every city I went to. -- Tiffani by email
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