Discovering a foreign country with a bunch of nice people – sounds great, doesn’t it?
With this expectation we – the 3A and B classes – started our journey on 11 March 2018 early in the morning from Innsbruck.
As we arrived at Dublin Airport we got in touch with the Irish kindness for the first time by meeting Pete, who was our bus driver and tour guide for the next couple of days.
Our first way led us to Clonmacnoise, which is located on the River Shannon and then we drove to Galway, a small and charming port city in the west of Ireland. Galway is totally worth visiting, as the culture is very well preserved and you can find a lot of excellent restaurants and pubs there.
From this location we visited different exciting places such as the Connemara National Park where we went on a hike in the mountains and the Cliffs of Moher, which rise about 120 metres above the Atlantic Ocean. We were all impressed or even stunned by the beautiful landscape of this island.
After staying in Galway for three days, we headed back to Dublin. As students of a College for Tourism we were of course interested in the traditional and most famous Irish beverages – Whiskey and Guinness Beer. That’s why we visited the Teeling Distillery and the Guinness Storehouse at St. James’s Gate in the city of Dublin, where we learned a lot of impressive facts about the production of these goods. We also visited Malahide Castle, located in a small village not too far away from Dublin by train.
Furthermore, we had the possibility to explore Dublin and Galway on our own. A part of us did some sightseeing while the others were more attracted to do some shopping.
Summing it up, our trip to Ireland was an amazing experience and we are sure that some of us will come back in the future.
Nina Schuster & Sophie Weissengruber 3AK