Visit to Howth

Posted By: SamanthaHyslip
Posted On: December 5th, 2018
Attending: DCU

I was able to go to a beautiful fishing village right outside Dublin with my parents and best friend. We went for the day on a weekend because I was told it had a nice cliff walk and great fish and chips.

Although it can be a little rainy and gloomy here, we had a perfect day. The sun was shining, and it was actually quite warm. When we got to the town, we wandered around for a little while trying to figure out which direction we should go. Eventually, we went to the tourist booth, naturally, and were told where the cliff walk begins and ends.

If I could go back, I would definitely suggest to my moron self to wear sneakers and not booties, but oh well! We walked quite a bit, and every single second of it was worth it. The views were spectacular. I have been to the Cliffs of Moher before, and I honestly think this was better. It was less walked through and less crowded because it is more of a hidden gem. I really appreciated that. Future scholars, I definitely suggest going here!

Anyway, along with walking beside the water and seeing some beautiful scenery, I met the friendliest cat. You should know, I am obsessed with cats- my whole family is. So, when I saw this cat in a yard, my parents were just as excited as I was. We took this opportunity to of course FaceTime the rest of the family to show them, as sad as that sounds. Courtney, my best friend and fellow scholar, laughed at us but not without documenting it first.

I had an unbelievable time with my parents here, and this day at Howth was really what made it. Although I’m from Massachusetts and can see the ocean any time, there’s something much different about seeing it in Ireland, and especially from up so high! I’m looking forward to future adventures, and again am just grateful to have the opportunity for it!

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