Oh the first day was quite the adventure! We flew into the Dublin airport really early in the morning (4:30 maybe?) and got our rental car. We were pretty lucky to get a free GPS built into the car. It could have been wild without it. We were also pretty lucky to get there on a holiday (the day after Easter there is considered a holiday), so the roads weren't busy at all. This was great for getting used to driving on the wrong side of the road. Kyle was our amazing driver for the trip, and we helped to navigate him and keep him on the left side of the road. It was a pretty bizarre experience for me to be in the passenger seat and not have a steering wheel in front of me!
My friend Carie's fiancé (Aaron) was living in Dublin at the time, and he kindly volunteered to be our tour guide through Dublin.
We also went up a short path to a little lake. We were so tired by this point after not sleeping for a couple days that we saw the lake, said, "That's nice!" and turned around to go back to the car. :)
We then headed to Adare where we were staying (over two hours away). It's this beautiful manor that they've turned into quite the posh place to stay. We didn't stay in the actual manor, but we stayed in this great condo down the road on the property. We each had our own bedrooms and bathrooms. It was definitely big enough to fit several more people. It had a laundry room, a couple living/sitting rooms, and a pretty big kitchen.