A couple of week-ends ago, I went on a little secret adventure with Emily from From China Village and Julie from Half a Dream Away. One of our destinations was Trim, a town located a mere 45 minute car journey from Dublin. Trim is mostly known for its very imposing castle, which gained some international fame after being the shooting location for Braveheart.
But, it is also the largest Norman castle in Ireland, it was built in the 12th century (say what?!) and served as a bastion during their invasion of Ireland.
Pretty impressive stuff, right? The town next to the castle is also worth a wander, if only for its charming quaintness, the pastel façades and the flowery pubs.
Oh and don't forget to visit the donkeys on your way out! You won't have trouble finding them, just follow the heehaws.