Spring Break

Lynn Carson—So, one of my friends is studying abroad in Ireland this semester. At the end of February, she posted a status asking if any of her American friends or family would be visiting her. My mother saw the post and asked if I would like an early birthday present. Two weeks later, I was on an AerLingus flight courtesy of my mom to go visit my friend over Spring Break. I’ve been really fortunate to have some amazing opportunities for travel in the last few years, opportunities that people keep telling me will get harder when I graduate. So I thought I’d share my trip with you guys, and maybe encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities as frequently as you can while you’re in college.

At Moher. It was windy.

At Moher. It was windy.

Guinness observation deck

Guinness observation deck

The only brown in the entire country of Ireland

The only brown in the entire country of Ireland

st patrick

road sign

Guinness Tour

Guinness Tour

In the Science Gallery at Trinity College

In the Science Gallery at Trinity College

Kylemore Abbey, a house turned abbey in the middle of nowhere

Kylemore Abbey, a house turned abbey in the middle of nowhere

Howth, the coastal town where we had fish and chips

Howth, the coastal town where we had fish and chips

The Pie Maker, an EXTREMELY QUAINT pie shop in Galway

The Pie Maker, an EXTREMELY QUAINT pie shop in Galway

Daffodils, which run wild and free all over the country

Daffodils, which run wild and free all over the country

Old wall in the largest walled Victorian garden in Ireland

Old wall in the largest walled Victorian garden in Ireland

Dublina: the museum where you're allowed to touch EVERYTHIIIING

Dublina: the museum where you’re allowed to touch EVERYTHIIIING

Fish and chips on the coast

Fish and chips on the coast

Giant chair in the giant's house in the National Leprechaun Museum

Giant chair in the giant’s house in the National Leprechaun Museum

The Little Museum of Dublin, very cool museum about the history of Dublin full of things donated by Dubliners

The Little Museum of Dublin, very cool museum about the history of Dublin full of things donated by Dubliners

In the garden at Kylemore

In the garden at Kylemore

St. Paddy's Day parade

St. Paddy’s Day parade

Outside Galway on a bus tour. Yes, it really is that green.

Outside Galway on a bus tour. Yes, it really is that green.

Leprechaun's gold in National Leprechaun Museum

Leprechaun’s gold in National Leprechaun Museum

Memorial in Howth

Memorial in Howth

"These are the Mini  Cliffs of Moher", the only differences are a slight height difference and that there isn't a wall for you to climb over to get to the edge.

“These are the Mini Cliffs of Moher”, the only differences are a slight height difference and that there isn’t a wall for you to climb over to get to the edge.

Connemara

Connemara

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Doin' illicit stuff at the edge of a 700 ft cliff

Doin’ illicit stuff at the edge of a 700 ft cliff

Cathedral in Dublin

Cathedral in Dublin

creepily well preserved bog body

creepily well preserved bog body

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