Galway Trip

30 Sep

Last weekend, the NUin program took us on a trip to the west of Ireland, specifically a city named Galway. It was a long and tiresome bus ride but when we arrived it was worth it. I really liked the city of Galway, it was a small city with a fun and adventurous atmosphere to it. We stayed at a Hostel called Snoozles for the duration of the trip. The first morning in Galway, we were split up into two groups, Group A and Group B. I was placed in Group B, where they took us to the Aran Islands the first day. I really liked the islands, although it was a hassle to get to the islands, the scenery that the Aran Islands presented was breath taking. We visited an ancient church, now made into a cemetery, we saw some seals, and the best part of the trip was when we got the opportunity to sit on the edge of a cliff. We also visited an old fortress that the people in ancient Ireland would use to protect themselves from any invasions.

The second day, we went to the “beautiful” Cliffs of Moher. It was a disappointment when we got there because we weren’t able to see the scenery that it was famous for due to the intense fog that covered it. However, our day wasn’t ruined, we were able to visit an very old cave in the mountains that was spectacular.

Overall, this trip was amazing. We experienced life in the city of Galway, we went on a ferry to the Aran Islands, and we took a bus to the Cliffs of Moher. It was a successful trip and I learned a lot from it. We learned about Irish History and how people lived back then. The most interesting thing I experienced was talking to an irish person who speaks irish as his first language and that lived his entire life on the Aran Islands.

Faisal Barakat



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