Episode 14: Adventure to Northern Ireland

Posted By: MeghanDonoghue
Posted On: January 8th, 2018
Attending: Waterford Institute of Technology

This weekend, Jas and I had off from basketball so we decided to venture to Northern Ireland and explore some of the areas we haven’t had a chance to see before. In the past, when we were in Northern Ireland we stayed in the Belfast area, so I was excited to have some time and see some of the landscape.  They offer a lot of different tours around the coast of Northern Ireland, but we decided to do the Game of Thrones Tour.  For those of you who don’t know, a lot of the scenes from the series were filmed in Northern Ireland.

So we set off on our all day adventure to see some of the most beautiful parts of the North.  Even though it turned out to be a long day, it was definitely worth it! The tour took us all over!  The drive up was very scenic and showed all of the Antrim Coast. Our first stop was in Carnlough Village, which was a small little town with a beautiful waterfront.

Next, we ventured up the coast some more and came to the Cushendun Caves. These caves were quite remarkable and fixed right at the edge of the little town.

We then made it to my favorite stop of the trip, Giants Causeway.  This place is incredible and something I suggest everyone who visits Northern Ireland to take the time to do.  The rocks on the coast here are naturally circular shaped, and it feels like you are in another world when you are at the Causeway.

After we spent a good amount of time at Giants Causeway, we headed to Carrick-A-Rede to cross the rope bridge.  Leading up to this stop, I was so excited to cross the bridge.  Unfortunately, when I got there my fear of heights kicked in and I chickened out of going across! Lets just say it was a little higher than I had imagined, and a little too wobbly for me.  But the view there was still worth the stop for me!

Lastly, we made our final stop at the Dark Hedges.  This road also makes you feel like you are in another world because the trees that line the road are so unique and spooky.

Overall, I had a great day in Northern Ireland! If anyone is looking for something to do in Northern Ireland, I highly suggest the Game of Thrones tour, even ifyou have never seen the show it doesn’t matter because the places they take you will take your breathe away.

Stay tuned for a video about my trip soon!


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