Other than my overview, check out these journals from my trip.
County Clare, Ireland
This journal tells all about my exploits in Doolin, the home of Irish music -- which includes our first Irish pub experience in O'Connors pub. There is also a journal describing the majestic Cliffs of Moher, that plummet 700 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. I also talk about two accommodations, Daly's House in Doolin and the 5-star hotel/castle we stayed in, Drumoland, in Newmarket-on-Fergus near the Shannon Airport.
County Cork, Ireland
County Cork is home of probably the most touristy of attractions, the Blarney Stone at the Blarney Castle. Climb to the top and pucker up to kiss the stone and receive your reward of eloquence. About 20 minutes south of the Blarney Castle, is the "Gourmet Capital" of Ireland, Kinsale.
County Kerry, Ireland
My favorite place in the whole country, Dingle Peninsula, is on the western coast of Ireland in County Kerry. It's the most picturesque area I saw, mountains on the left, the Atlantic to the right and rolling hills with sheep grazing in the center.
Galway is the "Capital of the West" and is a shopping mecca. We shopped on Quay Street, a shopping area blocked of for pedestrians, and stayed at what we considered to be the best B&B we found in all of Ireland, St. Judes in Lower Salthill.
There's lots of information in this journal on Ireland's capital city. My favorite spot in Dublin was St. Patrick's Cathedral . We also did a bit of pub hopping, and if you're looking for Irish music and even Irish danacing, I recommend Knights Bridge Inn . Other highlights include a visit to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, and for stout lovers, jump on a bus and head over to Guiness Storehouse for a free pint of the stuff.