Guinness Lake and Glendalough

On our fourth and last day in Dublin, we decided to take a tour to see some of Ireland’s beautiful nature. We had planned to cycle to Powerscourt Estate but it was raining and also, the Irish drive on ‘the wrong side of the road’ and that’s just difficult. So instead, we looked for tours and found a great tour with PaddyWagon, that would take us to see Glendalough.

Our tourbus was late, but to make up for it, our guide Frank took us to see the Guinness Lake. Which was absolutely breathtaking. We took hundreds of pictures but they don’t quite capure the magnificence.

The Guinness Lake is actually called Lough Tay and is part of the Wicklow Mountains. It was so awesome standing there, taking in the view and feel the crisp clean air fill your lungs.

We set on to Glendalough while our tourguide talked about Ireland and its history. It was all very interesting, though it took me a few seconds to understand his accent.

Glendalough is an Irish valley in the national park Wicklow mountains, and it’s about an hour and a half away from Dublin.

We just walked around for a bit, taking in everything. It was a wonderful place to be. At one point it started raining, but we didn’t care, we just had fun. When the rain stopped, the sun broke through the clouds and it gave the whole place a somewhat golden glow. It was beautiful.

Way too soon, we were to leave again. I could have wandered around for hours, but alas. Our bus took us back to Dublin. The tourguide stayed silent this time, because a lot of people wanted to sleep in the bus. Boyfriend also fell asleep, so I talked a bit with the girl that was sitting behind us. It’s so nice to meet new people from all over the world. She came from Japan and we talked, almost the whole ride, about our countries and the differences.

Back in Dublin, we had diner at Grand Central and then we went back to our hotel for our last night in Dublin.