I've been thinking about Ireland a lot lately, so for this Flashback Friday post I thought I'd share with you some pictures from the 12-day driving tour we took in November 2009. We began our trip in Dublin and then made our way to Thomastown, just outside Kilkenny, then traveling on to Cobh, Tralee, Cong, Belfast, and back to Dublin. We were a little overzealous in our planning, not wanting to miss a single thing, and so we managed to pack in *a lot* in a little less than two weeks. The trip was made even more complicated when a storm ravaged the entire country, flooding cities, washing out roads, and generally wreaking a whole lot of havoc with our plans. We didn't get much sleep during the trip which made for some incredibly tiring days, but it was an amazingly wonderful experience and one that I cherish.