Another fabulous tour given by the Galway Tour Company. This week our destination was the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula, apparently must sees for Ireland. The trip was mainly more of a bus tour, getting great views from the comfort of our bus seat. The first night we stayed in Killarney, getting a small taste of Killarney pub life.
We woke up early the next morning to start the real tour. Some of the highlights being Skellig Michael, two small islands off the coast where monks lived and carved over 600 steps into the side of the mountain. Pretty cool. We also stopped and ended up seeing the islands, along with another great view.
Another castle, the Killarney National Park waterfall, peat fires. We saw it all and all of it was pretty. Inch Beach was also a highlight, apparently a famous beach.
We ended in Dingle for the night. Another cup of seafood chowder and hanging out with some locals at a pub. Sunday we drove around the Peninsula and eventually ended up at home.
The trip was definitely one of my favorites from around Ireland, even if I didn't make it sound too exciting. It just made me want to come back to every place we visited, since all we got was a taste of each thing we saw. Ireland has so many great areas, and I'm excited to be able see them all. It just makes me want to stay here and travel around forever.
Its Rag Week here at NUIG. Basically it means none of the Irish kids go to class and just drink all day outside by the Bay. It basically doesn't compare to anything back home. I don't mind though. I'm trying to act more Irish, so yesterday I joined them in the sun. It turned out to be the most gorgeous day ever, even giving me a little sun burn.
Next up for me: Liverpool and visitors. Oh yeah.. and some homework eventually.