Last week in Ireland

Please excuse the lack of description for this week. Taylor is very sad and doesn’t know how to write about leaving, nor does she want to. Thank you to the amazing community of Tully Cross. My love to Niall, Mikey, Nicky, and our GMIT boys.

Cheers,
Taylor

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Galway!

Today was exciting for me because it was our last day trip as a group, as well as I had never been able to explore the city of Galway before! I had only stopped through to transfer to a different bus on my way to Dublin. It was a perfectly sunny day, and we all branched off to explore in our different groups. Annie, Kyle, Maggie and I went to explore some of the shops and made an emergency trip to Burger King to get some chicken fries.

We wandered throughout the main part of downtown, then decided to take a break by the water with some lemonade and ice cream. When it was time to get back on the bus, I stayed behind with Claire, Kyle, Annie, and Christin to stay at our friend Ellen’s house for the night. We got all dolled up, went on a pub crawl, and I will leave it at that. Slainte!

Cheers,
Taylor

Strokestown Famine Museum and the Museum of Country Life

Today we took a day trip to visit the Strokestown Famine museum and the Museum of Country Life. The Famine museum was a wonderful exhibit – it was very hands on and lots of visuals. At this point in our studies, we had a firmer grasp on the famine and because of this I think we all enjoyed the museum more. They even had some potato blithe conserved in a jar at the exhibit – how crazy is that!

At the Museum of Country Life, there was much more to explore than just the exhibit. There was a lake to walk around, gardens to walk through, shops, and cottages. We all kept joking that we didn’t need to learn about the Museum of Country Life because we had been living the country life for the past four months, but it was a great museum nevertheless. In the museum you could walk through different aspects of country daily life: what it was like being in a classroom, how to thatch a roof, cooking methods, etc. You could even try on costumes! To top it all off, it was a beautiful sunny day and we all bought fresh sandwiches and went to lay down by the lake before the bus came.

Cheers,
Taylor