Visits From Home

Posted By: AllysonEsielionis
Posted On: February 28th, 2019
Attending: Athlone Institute of Technology

Last week my best friend, Jill, came to visit during her February break. Jill and I have been best friends since as long as I can remember and it definitely hasn’t been easy being so far apart. Because my house is kind of small, she got an AirBnB in Dublin with one of her other friends from work. At first, I was worried that I wouldn’t have much time to spend with her because of my responsibilities in Athlone but I got lucky as it was Rag Week and some of our training sessions got cancelled.

I met Jill in Dublin the day she arrived and was so happy to see her! She was exhausted from her overnight flight so we didn’t do much the first day besides walk around a bit and grab food. The next day we bought tickets for one of those Hop-on Hop-off buses and saw some parts of the city I hadn’t explored yet. I had to go back to Athlone Sunday for a Midlands League game, but after a couple of days of classes I went back to Dublin to do some more touristy things.

Our next adventure was to the Cliffs of Moher. I cannot believe how beautiful the scenery was. The pictures I’ve seen of them honestly does not do this place justice. We got very lucky that we went on such a nice day; there wasn’t any rain and we had a clear view of the cliffs! I absolutely fell in love with this part of Ireland and can’t wait to go back.

The rest of our time was spent in Dublin exploring the city and taking tours of different museums and attractions. It was really nice spending time with Jill and crossing some things off on my Irish bucket list. While I was sad to have to say goodbye, my bank account was definitely thanking me that the week was over!

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