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September 2014
An Tobar Nua was the coffee shop where we attended classes for our first weeks in Ireland, while we were in Galway. It’s a pretty cool place. You should definitely look it up online, I know there is more information there, but I’ll tell you all I can for now. It’s a Christian run business/ministry....
We’re on the bus again at 9 AM this morning. This riding around the country and learni ng everything about it is the most fun thing ever. I’m so excited to be starting again! Today we’re heading to an area of exposed limestone called the Burren, which means rock in Irish. From there we’ll see...
Today (September 7th), we all met at Tammi and Megan’s apartment at 9 am. Our bus was there, and our bus driver, Brian Knight. We’re headed to Connemara as I’m writing this. Brian is giving us a complete overview of Irish history as we drive, and it’s the most interesting thing I’ve ever heard in...
On Saturday (the 6th) we participated in a drop off. Basically, this means that we divided into our sight groups (the groups which we’ll be writing our group blogs with), and then Tammi sent each group to a different tiny town near Galway for about 5 hours (3-8). Our job was to discover the distinctive...
After the concert, Megan mentioned that we were going to a castle on Friday. I may or may not have screamed (ha, ha…). Everyone thought it was so cute, but really they don’t understand! I’m about to fulfill yet another dream! It was called Aughnanure, and it was built in the 14th or 15th century...
Thursday night (September 4th) we all dressed up really nice to go to this fancy Italian restaurant in Galway. The owners and employees were all really Italian, and we could barely understand their English. The food was amazing, though, I had salmon, roasted potatoes, and vegetables with this lemon sauce that was really thin and yet...
Galway is like the place of my dreams. It’s a beautiful little historic town with a canal running through the center (complete with swans!). There are occasional modern buildings thrown in along with streets like Shop Street, which is cobblestone and lined with cafes, pubs, and gift shops. We’ve found an old-fashioned sweet shop, an...
Tonight as I’m sitting in my apartment with all of the girls on this trip, one upperclassman leader, and one employee from the coffee shop where we have class (her name is Aine), while Emily plays the guitar and we all spontaneously sing, I’m thinking about how the simplest things make me love this place...
August 30th was literally the best day of my life (As in actually literally, not figuratively:). But that’s only so far, right? Cause I’m in IRELAND, duh!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, on Saturday morning we set out for the Aran Islands. After about a thirty minute bus ride north through the most beautiful Irish countryside right alongside Galway...

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