I’ve been wanting to visit Ireland for as long as I can remember. All of my friends who have been there, have said how amazing and beautiful it is. With St. Paddy’s Day coming up, I’m going to enjoy Mike’sÂ HardÂ Pot of Gold and envision great places to visit in Ireland.
I picked an old favorite ( Mike’s Hard Mango Punch… yum!) and a new flavor (Mike’s Hard Raspberry Elderflower… double yum!). Both are really bright, refreshing and perfect for any Spring get together.
Mike’s Hard Pot of Gold
- 1 bottle of Mike’s Hard Mango Punch
- 1 bottle of Mike’s Hard Raspberry Elderflower
- 1 lime
- Fill your favorite glass with ice.
- Pour in half a bottle of Mike’s Hard Mango Punch.
- Pour in half a bottle of Mike’s Hard Raspberry Elderflower.
- 1 tsp. of fresh squeezed lime juice.
- Garnish with a lime wheel.
The first place on my list of places to visit in Ireland would be the Blarney Stone itself.
The Blarney Stone:
According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser withÂ the gift of great eloquence and the skill of flattery.Â The ritual of kissing the Blarney Stone, according to the castle’s proprietors, has been performed by “millions of people”, including “world statesmen, literary giants and legends of the silver screen”.Â The kiss, however, is not casually achieved. To touch the stone with one’s lips, the participant must ascend to the castle’s peak, then lean over backwards on the parapet’s edge. This is traditionally achieved with the help of an assistant. Although the parapet is now fitted with wrought-iron guide rails and protective crossbars, the ritual can still cause angst to anyone who has an extreme of heights.
Located close to north Clare and south Galway, The BurrenÂ is a must see for anyone visiting Ireland. It is quite easily the most unique and interesting landscape in Ireland, if not all of Europe. It combines distinctive limestone rock formations with rare species of flora and fauna. The Burrenâ€™s name is derived from the Gaelic word Boireann, which means rocky place. Its completely unique appearance is the result of thousands of years of the erosion of limestone by acidic rainwater which has left ruts and hollows between the rock surfaces.
Not well known to Americans, the Passage Grave of NewgrangeÂ is one of the most historically significant locations in not just Ireland, but in Europe as well. The Passage Tomb might be only rivaled in importance by Stonehenge. This prehistoric tomb dates back to 3000 BC, which makes the tomb 400 years older than the Pyramids of Egypt and over 1000 years older than Stonehenge. One of the most amazing things to see in Newgrange is the winter solstice, A beam of sunlight travels the length of the tomb and illuminates the floor. Newgrange is an officially designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts almost 200,000 visitors annually. You can take a tour into the tomb itself.
I would raise a glass of Mike’sÂ Hard Pot of Gold in any one of these amazing places!
Be sure to have a great time and you should always drink responsibly!
Thank you to Mikeâ€™s Hard Lemonade for sponsoring this post. All opinions and love of Mikeâ€™s Hard Lemonade are my own. You must be 21+ to drink this product.