I spent my Easter weekend visiting a friend in Dundalk Ireland, where his family live. It’s a town on the Southern border surrounded by gorgeous countryside and historic landmarks.
I wasn’t going to share these photos on my blog at first, because the trip felt quite personal: We stayed at Connor’s family home, enjoyed a delicious Sunday roast cooked by him and his mum, and visited lots of places Connor had told us about over the last few years we’ve all been friends. However, I was looking back through some of the photos this weekend, and decided I just had to share my trip with you all! We had such a lovely time, and Ireland is a really beautiful country, so I hope this post might inspire you to discover a bit more of Ireland than just Dublin.
On Saturday we went for brunch down the road at a charming place called Strandfield, which is sort of a café, grocer and florist all in one. I think we all opted for eggs and avocado on toast with roasted tomatoes, and I am still so obsessed with how impressive the huge spread of food looked. Honestly, seeing a table all laid out with delicious food makes me truly happy inside.
Strandfield uses their farm’s fresh free-range eggs, and the grocer sells local and organic fruits and vegetables, along with fresh bread, jams and other organic health foods. After brunch, we picked up some vegetables for our Sunday dinner (which tasted delicious!) and Connor’s mum even treated herself to a beautiful bunch of flowers too.
We spent the rest of the day driving around and visiting some of the local landmarks, like Newgrange and the Hill of Tara – which FYI literally is just a hill!
On Sunday we drove to a seaside town called Carlingford. Apparently, this is where pretty much everyone in the county under the age of 30 congregates to get absolutely hammered on Easter Sunday. So despite how tame my photos may seem, it was carnage by 1 pm! Nevertheless, it was still a beautiful little town, and we managed to enjoy a crepe or two whilst laughing at all the drunken antics unfolding.
We spent the rest of Sunday afternoon back at Connor’s, chatting away, drinking Bucks Fizz, and laughing at Sean’s amazing polaroid taking skills and our new mate mini Hannah!
I can’t wait to explore more of Ireland again, so let me know where your favourite places are!