Flying to Ireland!
I’m sure you all know that we made it safely to Ireland. We are staying at Sleepzone Hostel in Galway, Ireland. On the way here we were rerouted over Iceland and Greenland because of the erupting volcano. This detour added an hour and fifteen minutes to our flight. We were able to see the volcano and got some pictures from the plane, be sure to check those out!
Yesterday we went to Clonmacnoise, which was one of the first monastic villages in Ireland, a place of Christian pilgrimage that many still visit today. We saw the ruins of eight churches, many old graves, and three high crosses.
Today we were very busy! We visited The Burren, which is a rolling, rocky landscape that was formed by the movement and melting of glaciers. It is home of very rare plant species. We then went to The Cliffs of Mohr, one of the seven wonders of the world! The view was breathtaking! Harry Potter, Princess Bride, and Robin Hood were all filmed at this site! It is also very popular for surfers.
We also stopped at a 12th century church to take pictures. Keep checking for future entries.
By: Natalie Gay and Niran Lohmaneeratana