Dia dhuit friends!
I was super excited when my red air balloon approached the green rolling hills of Ireland. The Emerald Isle really lives up to it's name and the lush, green hills feel like a magical place! I loved visiting all the ancient castles and gardens, and seeing the exciting city life of Dublin, Ireland's unique capital city. The Galway International Arts Festival was a great example of the diverse culture of Ireland. The people of Ireland are very friendly and love to laugh and joke around with each other! It was nice seeing all the smiles as I visited their beautiful country.
Read Joy's travel journal
You can read all about Joy's visit to Ireland in his Travel Journal posts, below:
Republic of Ireland
Irish and English
How to say “hello”
Dia dhuit (jee-ah ghwitch)
Over 4.7 million
26,592 square miles
68,890 square kilometers
Rugged hills, low mountains, sea cliffs on west coast and flat and rolling plains.
Influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland's climate isn't extreme. Average temperature is mild 50°F.
Coldest temps are in January-February (46°F), warmest are in July-August (68°F).
What to See
Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, The Giant's Causeway, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Connemara National Park, Bunratty Castle and Skellig Islands.