Let us tell you this first: We really didn’t know what to expect from our language week in Ireland. That’s why we were totally impressed by how the whole trip turned out.

When we first met our host mother we weren’t the only ones who were excited and nervous at the same time because she felt so too. Right after we came into her home, she told us to feel like home, whenever food was ready she screamed „GIIIRLS“ and while eating dinner she sat with us asking about our day.
On our way to school we always stopped at Butlers to grab our daily coffee. Well, and school was cool too: a lot of new vocabulary and a lot of speaking.

What did we discover? We enjoyed a sunny day at the beach in Bray and had dinner at the Beach House Pub in Greystones. At the Jeannie Johnston Famine Ship, Croke Park Stadium and in our Irish Dance class we got in touch with the Irish culture by learning about the country’s history and traditions. We even had the chance to try Gaelic sports at the stadium, which wasn’t that easy .

On the weekend, we saw a little bit of the countryside. In Glendalough, part of the program was a walk around the famous lakes and in the small medieval city of Kilkenny we spent the afternoon trying to win the selfie challenge, which was real fun, or craic, like the Irish would say.

The highlight of the week was the cliff walk in Howth with its amazing view over the sea and the cliffs, even though we first thought that we need to skip it because it started to snow right after be stepped out of the bus. Luckily, the snow was over after 5 minutes and we enjoyed a sunny day at the sea.

Well, and not to forget the milkshakes at the diners… there were amazing!

Lara Schwarzmaier, Lisa Wöhry

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