October 24th, 2013 | Uncategorized
This past weekend, I had my first visitor!! My dad arrived in Dublin on Thursday, it was great a we spent two days exploring. He came over with some fellow Drexel Hillers, Mr. and Mrs. McGeever! Their son, Dan, who I went to school with all of grade school, is currently studying at Trinity College. The five of us spent two days exploring the city of Dublin. We went on tours of the Kilmainham Jail, Dublin Castle, Christ Church and the Jameson Factory. Even with the rain, I would definitely advise anyone coming to Dublin to check out all of these spots! On Friday night, we had an amazing dinner with three of Dan’s classmates from Notre Dame, who are also studying at Trinity, then went to see some live Irish music! My favorite!!
On Saturday, the five of us, plus my good friend and wonderful teammate, Mairead, spent the day in Belfast. We walked around the whole city (literally), and went on the Belfast City Bus Tour. We were able to see everything from the Titanic Headquarters to the Peace Walls. It was really great being able to share with people from home first hand where it is I’m working, and share stories about some of the work I am doing. It was a weekend full of history lessons, great conversations, amazing meals, a lot of Irish music and even more laughs. I really could not have asked for a better weekend, or better people to have spent it with. Miss you already dad! Can’t wait to be home for Christmas!