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.
Guinness observation deck
The only brown in the entire country of Ireland
In the Science Gallery at Trinity College
Kylemore Abbey, a house turned abbey in the middle of nowhere
Howth, the coastal town where we had fish and chips
The Pie Maker, an EXTREMELY QUAINT pie shop in Galway
Daffodils, which run wild and free all over the country
Old wall in the largest walled Victorian garden in Ireland
Dublina: the museum where you’re allowed to touch EVERYTHIIIING
Fish and chips on the coast
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
In the garden at Kylemore
St. Paddy’s Day parade
Outside Galway on a bus tour. Yes, it really is that green.
Leprechaun’s gold in National Leprechaun Museum
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.
Cliffs of Moher
Doin’ illicit stuff at the edge of a 700 ft cliff
Cathedral in Dublin
creepily well preserved bog body