Spring break trip to Ireland

Written by Jack Roche '17

Ireland_TripThis spring break twenty-four students and myself traveled to Ireland. During our week-long trip, our group visited four different cities: Dublin, Killarney, Limerick, and Galway. In Dublin, we traveled all around the city. We visited St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College, the Book of Kells and other popular local sites. After our two day stay in Dublin, we drove four hours to Killarney. On the way to Killarney, our group stopped at Blarney Castle where we toured throughout the tower until we arrived at the top. We then waited in line and kissed the Blarney Stone. The next day, we drove through the Ring of Kerry. During our travels, we took many stops to take pictures with the amazing view of the ocean in the background.

The next day we left Killarney and drove to Limerick. On the way to Limerick, we stopped at Bunratty Castle and we explored the castle and the land around it. When we arrived in Limerick, we explored the wonderful town and visited St. Mary's church. With our final two days left, we drove to Galway. Our group took a stop at the Cliffs of Moher. We looked over these cliffs to see the beautiful waters below us. It was an unreal image. Then we arrived at Galway and walked around the city and visited St. Joseph's Church. On our final day, we planned on going to the Aran Islands. Unfortunately, the weather was very bad and we could not travel to the Aran Islands. Instead, we were able to go shopping around the city of Galway. This trip to Ireland was one that I will never forget and I hope to travel back to Ireland again.

Students pose at the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary.