Day one of our Irish road trip!
Family traveling in other countries is our passion! We love exploring new places as a family and we were very eager to get our adventure started. So, even after all the flying we headed for Trim.
Trim is a small town in the Boyne Valley in County Meath just 45 minutes northwest of Dublin. County Meath is considered the heritage center of Ireland. It is loaded with historical sites from all periods of Ireland’s colorful past.
Our first night we stayed at Crannmor Country Guest House. The owners, Marc and Ann, set a very high bar. Crannmor was everything and more we hoped for in quaint Irish country living. The house was picture perfect, the rooms were comfortable and tastefully decorated, and best of all, they had farm animals. We were greeted by two very exuberant Springer Spaniels. There were also ducks, goats, and two beautiful and friendly horses to pet. Marc introduced us to all of them while he explained their personalities and histories. We loved learning about them.
Ann recommended a lovely restaurant near the house called Dunderry Lodge. It was an old stone barn converted into a restaurant. It was perfect. The food was incredible. It was our first meal in Ireland and we loved every bite. Mish had her first pint of Irish cider to wash it down. That night we slept like Irish lambs.
The next morning, Ann prepared us custom ordered breakfasts. Mish and I had simple farm fresh poached eggs on toast. Elijah opted for the full Irish breakfast, which consists of bacon, sausages, fried eggs, baked beans, and roasted tomato halves. My cholesterol went up just looking at it. To go with it all, we had fresh baked brown bread smothered with real Irish gold butter and homemade jam from berries picked on the farm. It was as amazing as the dinner the night before.
During breakfast we chatted with Ann and Marc. I wish I had brought my fly rod because Marc is also a champion fly fishing guide. Hanging proudly in the dining room was one of his prize salmons he caught. I was very jealous with fish envy.
After breakfast, we headed out for our first historic site, Trim Castle.