7S, Oktober 2019
The Emerald Isle - 7S trip to Ireland
From Day 1 to Day 9 of our language trip to Ireland the weather played an important role – and it was fantastic, creating perfect atmospheres for our experiences. No matter whether we went cycling on the Aran Islands or walked along the Cliffs of Moher during our first weekend which we spent in the West around the lovely city of Galway, whether we went on a cliff walk from Bray (the city where we stayed with our host parents) to Greystones (home of the famous Happy Pear restaurant) or toured through Dublin (where the students did presentations on the mesmerizing sights of this grand ol´ city), the weather was our constant friend and contributed nicely to the mood.
The vast spaces of Inishmor where it was cold and windy, the sun rising across the stormy sea at the Cliffs of Moher, the welcoming sun shine at Bunratty Castle with its impressive medieval village and, last but not least, the great final day out, which we spent hiking around Glendalough (the valley of two lakes and former home of St. Kevin, second most important Christian hero of the Irish, including a twelve hundred year old monastery); all these famous sights and places have made a lasting impression on the students and ourselves and will never be forgotten.
Neither will the craic (Irish slang for fun) they had in class and the fun presentations (radio shows and interviews) to prove what they had learned throughout the week. An amazing week in a beautiful, friendly country that went way too fast!