Exploring Belfast

March 15th, 2016 | Uncategorized

After David and Tyler arrived, our first adventure began. We hopped on a bus to Belfast…another two hours of sitting down and traveling for the guys, they were thrilled. But the two hours went by so quickly as we just caught up after their long day of traveling. Kelsey, the born again Victory Scholar, joined us, as well as Katie! It was awesome to have such a big group going to Belfast for the weekend.


In an attempt to have the boys overcome jet lag, I kept them as busy as possible… by the end of the fist night they were all set with my busy itinerary. To start the day, we decided to go to the famous Titanic Museum. It was architecturally beautiful with so much interesting, historical information. We took a taxi to get there, which was the best decision. Our driver was better than any tour guide could have been. As we drove around, he pointed out all of the historical sights and landmarks of Belfast, giving far more information about the city than I could ever point out to David and Tyler.


One of the most popular attractions of Northern Ireland is Giant’s Causeway and all the other smaller attractions located near it. So on the Sunday, we decided to get up early and hop on a tour bus that took us to all the amazing sights! Getting on a tour bus sounded like a great idea, until we realized the one we got on had no air conditioning, so we all roasted for 2 plus hours as we made our way to Antrim. As unpleasant as the temperature was, we made the most of it, shared some laughs and made sure every single person on the bus could hear us complain about how hot we thought it was… I’m sure the busload of people loved us.


On the tour, we got to face our fear of heights, and walk over the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge; which had a phenomenal view looking out onto the water. Then we went to the famous, Giant’s Causeway, where we not only saw the famous volcanic eruption site, but we also climbed to the top of a mini mountain, which overlooked the beautiful scene. Then, after that we got to see the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. By the end of the tour, we were exhausted and ready to make our way back to Limerick.


The trip back to Limerick was another interesting one, where I’m sure we yet again annoyed the entire bus of people. At this point we had been on the go since 9 am, and it was now 11 pm on the bus. No one could sleep, and all our phones were dead, so we all deliriously joked and laughed the entire way home.


It was a great weekend in Belfast, where we all got to see some new sights that we had not seen before. It was a great first couple of days for David and Tyler to see some of the natural beauties of Ireland. Now it was time to take them back to Limerick, to see what I have been up to for this past year!


Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: NEC

Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies

Alma Mater: St. Francis College 

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland

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