Our journey to Dublin



The hostel was very nice because it was near the city center. At the first evening we went with our teachers to a small pub which is called “The Celt”, it had a beautiful taproom with typical Irish ambience.

We enjoyed the typical Irish live music.

On Tuesday morning at 9am we started a guided tour through Dublin. Our meeting point was “Trinity College”, there we met our two guides. So we could start our tour to some historical and important places like the home of Oscar Wilde , the castle or the Irish Parliament. After that three hour tour we got some time for ourselves.

Wednesday we visited the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Normally the trip should start at 9:30 am, but some students were late so we had to wait for some late risers…

After a crazy trip to Glendalough we started climbing the 660m mountain. Our “drill instructor” Sheela was a very sportive woman and so we nearly ran to the top J There was a really great view but we couldn’t enjoy it because we were soaked with sweat, after 4 hours and 14 km we drove back to Dublin.

On Thursday we had a guided tour at the Old Jameson Distillery where we learnt a lot about the production steps and the history of whiskey.

In the afternoon we traveled to Howth, a nice, small village on the coast of Ireland. There we had a cliff walk around the Penninsula and had a beautiful panorama view of the landscape and the ocean.

After our tour we had delicious “fish and chips” at the harbor before we went back to our hostel.

In the evening we cooked spaghetti Bolognese in the self-catering kitchen of our hotel. Our cook was not the excellent one so we had to cook twice.

Our last evening we spent again in the traditional pub “The Celt”


This article is written by the students of FTM2