After the Cliffs of Moher, our road trip really began picking up and we started to cover some more distance each day. We ended up sticking more inland for most of the remainder of the trip, and decided to start in Limerick where one of Danielle’s friends lives and studies.
As we drove into Limerick the sun was setting and the sky was gorgeous. The pictures never seem to do it justice, but I snapped this guy regardless. We drove around the city for a bit to get the feel for it and find a place to grab some grub. Oddly enough, we ended up eating some delicious Asian food. You can’t go wrong with sweet and sour chicken! Danielle’s friend Ronan met us for dinner and then took us to the University of Limerick where he is going to school to be an architect.
It was great knowing a local because not only did we have our own personal tour guide, but we got to see what college life is like in Ireland. Including, but not limited to, the campus bar, apartments, the art studio and of course, downtown Limerick. The best part? At the end of the night, we went back to Ronan’s house and he let us crash in the guest bedrooms. I have never loved a bed so much in my life. It was like sleeping on a cloud compared to our cozy compact car. The simple things in life.
Due to the lack of light as we arrived into town and the excitement of meeting/hanging out with Ronan, our pictures of Limerick are not plentiful. Also, you will have to apologize the awkward angles, because most pictures were taken from inside our moving car. Ha! Long story short, the town of Limerick was great and I wish we had more time to spend there and check out the local churches and the Milk Market, but time was flying by and we were off to our next little town… Dingle.