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Ireland Is Your Land

Posted by Gina McKlveen on Sun, Mar 13, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Friday, February 5, 2016-Sunday, February 7, 2016

This past weekend I fell in love … with Ireland. This is honestly someplace I would never get tired of visiting and could even see myself living there. I can’t even put the experience into words, that’s how breathtaking it was, so I’ll just share a few of my favorite moments for one of my new favorite places.

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The first day of our trip we flew into Dublin and went on a tour of the Guinness Brewery. That evening we took a train to Galway, where we spent the next day on a bus tour exploring the coast of Ireland. We stopped at different towns and historical sites along the way. But the coolest part was experiencing the Cliffs of Moher. It was so windy that water from the ocean was actually coming over the cliffs. At one point the wind got so strong that it knocked me over. I was freezing the whole time, but it was the most fun I think I’ve had this whole trip. That night, we took the train back to Dublin. While I was there I met so many Irish people who absolutely adored us just because we were Americans. One thing about Irish people is that they all have a slight obsession with Barack Obama. The Guinness Brewery even had a photo of the President and First Lady drinking a pint. The next morning we took our flight back to London. I have never been so sad about leaving anywhere as I was about leaving Ireland. Hopefully, it’s not a long goodbye — I’ll be back soon, Ireland!

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Topics: study abroad, Ireland, Gina McKlveen, Guinness, Dublin, Cliffs of Moher

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