An Irish Summer Bucket List

May 19, 2014


This weekend, we had one very sunny day and it got me hopeful for more sunny summer days to come. And because life has been jam-packed with work lately, I thought it would be good to focus on a few things to do in the coming weeks that are just for fun in the (hopefully) Irish sun. So here, my Irish bucket list. I’d love if you added to it in the comments!

1. A hammock just like this one. Now to find a place to hang it in our tiny garden.

2. Rooftop drinks on a warm evening.

3. A beachy picnic.

4. Lots of cocktails with fun ingredients. I’ve been mastering the art of the mint-elderflower-lemonade-spritzer.

5. A flipping painting class already. I only have 6 months to make that New Year’s resolution happen.

6. The Dublin City Soul Festival in Merrion Square Park.

7. One of those horse and carriage rides around Dublin. I’ve wanted to take one for years, but Michael remains unconvinced. This summer, with or without him.

8. A trip to Dingle since I’ve never been and Michael keeps raving about it.

And that should keep us busy for the next few months at least. Anything on your summer bucket list, Irish or otherwise?


  • Reply Fiona May 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    This sounds like a great list! Dingle is a brilliant spot for a weekend away, you’ll love it. Keep us updated on your progress!

    Fiona :)

  • Reply Christine Ryan May 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    A day of berry picking from a pick-your-own-fruit farm, followed by an evening of raspberry Eton Mess, a morning breakfast of ricotta pancakes with crushed strawberries, and an afternoon of making strawberry and basil ice-cream. Christine x

  • Reply Ellie May 22, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Please share your recipe for the mint-elderflower-lemonade spritzer! I only just discovered elderflower when I visiting family in London this past December. It was lovely!

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