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Thursday, April 13, 2017


Guys, I'm in denial.

My time here in Ireland is winding down faster than I can order a Guinness and I don't know what to do about it.

This coming week is my last week of classes, then I have a week of finals, and then.... I can't type it. I can't!

But, alas, in my attempt to preserve my memories of Ireland for as long as I live, I wanted to share some great day trips that you can take from Dublin that will easily let you marvel in the Emerald Isle's beauty.

ONE // Howth
This one is probably the most popular day trip that tourists take, but it's pretty easy to see why. This was the first day trip that I took, and even though we could barely see anything, it was still so gorgeous. There's a cliff walk that will really give you the best views, and the actual town of Howth is so charming. If you go, you have to get the clam chowder. Any restaurant will have it, but it's a fishing town and so their chowder is supreme.

TWO // Bray
Every time I think of Bray I can't help but smile. All the other Americans went to Belgium one weekend, and my friend Megan and I stayed behind. We wanted to get out of town and do something, and so we decided we'd go to Bray. We expected a hike, but we ended up literally scaling the mountain because we went off the path and got lost. Looking back, that was actually pretty dangerous, but #YOLO.

THREE // Powerscourt
As opposed to scaling mountains, Powerscourt is an estate that boasts spectacular gardens inspired by mainly Italian gardens. They're stunning and a much more moderate activity than hoisting yourself up a mountain with some vines.

FOUR // Glendalough
If you really want to go back in time, go to Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains. You can climb, of course, or you can just enjoy the monastic ruins and learn about how to be a monk in medieval Ireland.

FIVE // Malahide
I haven't taken this trip yet, but several of my French classmates have been and they loved it. Similarly to Powerscourt, there's a castle/estate, and some beautiful grounds to explore around it.

Have a great weekend!

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