Last week we nipped over to Ireland for a couple of days to celebrate a family wedding. Both my Grandparents on my Dad’s side are Irish so we go over and visit as often as we can. We always keep in touch, but just as with everything, life always gets in the way.
We absolutely love a good wedding (who doesn’t!?), and the Irish certainly know how to throw a good’en, as I’m sure you can imagine, so we cleared our diaries and made sure we were free.
Now if you follow me on Instagram I’m sure you’ll already know about all this because I rather shamelessly flooded it with pictures and videos of what a wonderful time we were having. (You will probably have seen half of these pictures already).
I didn’t intend on really doing a blog post because we just spent the whole time catching up with the family and didn’t really do any sightseeing, but I took a lot of pictures so I thought I might as well share the rest of them (at least I can keep them all in one place).
The wedding was beautiful. There was a ceremony in Church followed by a reception at Tankardstown Manor House, which was honestly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been for a wedding reception. We took pictures, there were speeches, we drank champagne and had a bit of a dance. All the usual wedding stuff.
The next day was a full day of visiting as many relatives as humanly possible. We had countless cups of tea and caught up with Auntie’s, Uncle’s, Cousin’s & 2nd Cousin’s. That continued into the evening where we met up with more family and went for a beautiful meal in a small restaurant called the Bay Tree in Carlingford. The food was delicious.
We always say that we never visit for long enough (or when it’s sunny), so we’ve vowed to go back in summer and spend a lot longer visiting and exploring.