do as the irish do

This weekend, my roommates and I flew to Dublin, Ireland for the weekend. This is our last big trip together, so we wanted to make it a good one. On Saturday morning, we took a bus to Drogheda in County Louth, about an hour from Dublin. Our friend James who we’re abroad with has a bunch of family there, and it was so great to meet them. He brought us around to different pubs, trying different kinds of Irish beers and ciders. We had a blast.

On Sunday, we went back to Dublin, and took a train to Howth, which is thirty minutes away. Lowth has to be one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever been to. It’s a small port town on the eastern coast of Ireland and they’re famous for their beautiful cliffs and amazing seafood. For lunch, I had delicious homemade seafood chowder with chunks of salmon and haddock as well as mussels. Yummy!!

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After we got home from Howth, it was already dark. We explored Dublin at night and loved their early Christmas spirit! Light-up wreaths lined the streets as well as christmas lights. It was so beautiful.

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When Monday came, none of us wanted to leave. Dublin was such an amazing city and I wish that we could have spent more time there. On our last day, we went to a small castle called Drimnagh, which actually now serves as a secondary school. It’s the only castle in Ireland with a working moat! Our last trip was truly an unforgettable one, and I can’t wait to go back to Ireland someday. Image 

 

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