The best of Ireland is seen on your feet. Hiking, walking, climbing, stepping around, through, over and under rocks and castles and field offerings and walls. I’m not the best of hikers, but when I go to Ireland, I find the best hiking boots I can find; ones that I don’t care if they get dirty. (because they will!) We drive down curvy, crazy, tiny roads, find something we like, park, and explore. The places we like best are the places with no tour guides and no crowds. The forgotten priories or crumbling castle ruins. The field of sheep who are pretending to ignore us. A wonderland of past and present collide with astounding beauty and nostalgia.