Ganser’s Gallivanting Around Ireland

March 19th, 2015 | Uncategorized

When Conniebob and Alpal come to a different country you know things are going to get interesting. They arrived last Saturday morning and were here all week! We did a lot of touring but I will try and give you a brief synopsis or else we would be here forever.


The first day they came in we headed down to Doolin right near the Cliffs of Moher. On our way we stopped in Ballinasloe to visit our cousins! As I have learned very quickly being in Ireland, everyone has a million cousins so I was not surprised when my mom told us we were going to try and meet cousins from each side of her Grandparents family. I can’t go into much detail but we are definitely related. They were lovely and very funny (as I expected). The next day we went to the Cliffs of Moher! It was a beautiful day this time and it didn’t rain!


After our adventures we came back to Dublin for the rest of the week. We did the Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour that I fondly have renamed Hop-on (nap) Hop-off. We did some of the museums in Dublin as well as the Kilmainham Jail. It was fun to be a tourist in the city I have been living in for 8 months (finally haha). We got to have some very nice dinners and I’ll have to say I ate better last week than I have all year!


Mom and Dad also got to see Jen and I play in the College Final for Trinity and win the championship (finally holding up that number 1 finger). The day before they left they got to see Katie and I play together for the first time in 5 years! Although we didn’t end up winning, it was a very special experience. 


I cannot even count the number of times I cry laughed on their trip and it was great to have the family back together again. We missed our baby sister but she had that weird thing she had to go to called class. It was a trip I will never forget. I would end this blog with the Irish toast my mom tried to remember at every meal but surprise surprise I don’t remember it either! 


PS. Mom isn’t in the picture because she was locked inside the car…I’ll just have to tell you to ask her that story if you are curious.


Victory Scholar: Christine Ganser

Sport League: Patriot League

Present University: Trinity College Dublin

Alma Mater: College of Holy Cross

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