One of my closest friends I made during my time in college came to visit me in Ireland! It was perfect timing for her to be there because it gave me a break from my regular routine that I have in Letterkenny. She is someone that will be willing to try strange foods with me and can get me out of my comfort zone at times.
She was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, and had quite a long journey to get to me. She traveled for over a day as her connected flight was delayed (she doe not have the best luck…) and was relieved to see a familiar face after not seeing her since graduation.
While I felt bad that I could not take days off during her visit because school, coaching, and practice, she understood and made the most out of her trip! She wanted to explore a bit of Letterkenny and visited the local chapel. We then visited the Glenveagh National Park and saw the most majestic castle that overlooked at the lake. It was something out of a movie, having never seen or been in one before.
The next day, we spent a full day in Derry and was able to learn about the rich history that still lies within the walls to this day. We walled the whole wall, the Peace Bridge, and even saw all of the painted murals throughout the town.
We also made our way all the way to Dublin and was able to be the full-blown tourist I did not have time to do yet. After my basketball game that Saturday, she and I stayed overnight and went to a local pub. The next day, we were booked with so many things she wanted to see. With the luck of my fellow Scholars at Trinity, we were able to see the Book of Kells, checked out the Jameson Whiskey Factory tour, got lost for a bit and had a traditional Sunday dinner before her flight home. Mallory visiting is some of the best memories that I had thus far! I can not wait to see what our next adventure will bring!