We spent our Easter Holidays in Ireland in County Kerry, enjoying every possible shade of green along with unbelievably fantastic weather. Seriously, we had sunshine every day!
We met my mother-in-law, who came all the way from Hawaii and rented us a gorgeous house in Killarney with the most beautiful views!
The owner of the house left us the most divine lamb stew and brown bread for our first night there. When we discovered that she owned a pub in town with her family, we made a beeline to eat there. So yummy!
We hiked for miles and miles. Seeing waterfalls and mountain tops.
We drove the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, soaking up all the cliffs and coastal views.
And exploring older than old ring forts!
We saw about one million lambs.
And about one gajillion moss covered stones.
We climbed Carrantohill Peak, the highest mountain in Ireland!
We saw mist on the mountains and more lakes (loughs) than I can count!
We played in the sand along the Wild Atlantic Way!
We celebrated Palm Sunday, Maundi Thurday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday together as a family, mostly in the car and on trails. And even in airports.
It was strange not to be in Arkansas for these holidays but it’s also the first year I can remember that we have had Holy Week together as a family with Taido not working at a church. I alternated all week between missing our regular rituals and enjoying the freedom.
Mostly, I was super grateful for such a precious week with our kiddos. I’ll be sharing more of the hikes and walks we did over the next four Mondays, so check back for more Ireland photos!