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The Luck of the Irish August 9, 2010

Posted by Megan Sweeney in Travel Log.
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I traveled somewhere every weekend, but one of my favorite destinations had to be Dublin. Not only were we in a great location, but we also had researched so much stuff ahead of time (something we neglected to do for Barcelona), so we knew exactly what we wanted to see. We started off touring Trinity College, which no offense Georgia Tech, but it was absolutely beautiful! Also, at the end of our tour we got free admission to see the Book of Kells. Afterwards, we took a nice break for lunch then headed to the Guinness factory. This was a must for the boys and us girls were hesitant at first, but it actually turned out a lot more interesting than I thought it would be, minus the fact that Guinness tastes disgusting. Finally that night we went to the oldest pub in Ireland, the Brazen Head, and listened to some live Irish music.

The next day we ventured out despite the rain and took a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. We stopped in St. Steven’s Green, the old post office, and Kilmainham jail. I though Kilmainham jail was the most interesting because we got an actual tour and learned a lot about Irish history and the maltreatment in the jail; despite it’s poor living conditions and out-of-date facilities the jail stayed open until 1996!

While the first two days were interesting and educational, perhaps the most exciting part of the trip was trying to make a six in the morning flight back to Oxford Sunday. Four of the five of us groggily made it there, but we ended up losing one who had to pay and book a flight for later that day.

Check back for my final blog post about the sites of dear old Oxford!

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