An Irish Adventure: My Travel Photos
this is long overdue, sorry
As I’ve done with previous excursions of mine, I am here to bring you photos and an overview of my little adventure. Although, “little” is definitely not the word I would use to describe this trip, it was honestly a trip I will remember forever.
I took a course about Irish travel literature, which would ultimately bring me and my class to traveling abroad to Ireland over our spring break. We were to go abroad, and experience the vast and crazy culture and then write our own travel piece about it. I won’t go too much more into detail about that, because that’s the boring part so I’ll skip ahead to the fun stuff.
We began in Dublin where we spent a couple of days touring churches, a botanic garden, a historic jail, and roaming the city streets. Dublin is honestly one of the most amazing cities I’ve visited. The uniqueness of its historical composition mixed with its buzzing metropolitan feel makes it lively and one of a kind. Temple Bar, the most notorious party spot in Dublin was always packed full of pub crawlers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and a sprinkling of people who were just looking for a good time.
After Dublin, we made our way to Cork, where we spent less than 24 hours. Cork was beautiful even though we didn’t get to see much of it. Our hotel had a waterfall and a beautiful outdoor space. One of the things I loved about Ireland was the uniqueness of all of the architecture and the vintage feel everything had.
From Cork we ventured forth to Tralee where we stayed in a reportedly haunted castle. My friend and I actually experienced the ghost firsthand, but that’s a story for another time. The castle was exquisite; creepy, but exquisite.
After our short stay in the haunted castle we headed to Doolin, which turned out to be one of the best stops along the way. We stopped at the Cliffs of Moher, which were amazing regardless of the crappy weather that we experienced. Doolin is one of the smallest, most quaint towns but also one of the cutest. Late at night, you can see so many stars, literally more stars than I’ve ever seen. The small town characteristics of the town were so charming that I kind of wish we could’ve stayed one more night.
Our last stop was Galway, and damn, they do not mess around in Galway. Similar to Dublin, Galway was a larger city and we got to explore, shop, and experience the culture. I unfortunately didn’t take any photos in Galway since we were so busy and I was just throwing myself into the culture.
Ireland was overall one of the most exciting and enriching trips I’ve ever taken. I learned so much about Ireland and the culture in such a short time, but I loved every second of it. I would heavily suggest that everyone try to visit Ireland in their lifetime to soak up its beauty and truly one of a kind culture.
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