Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What's Happening Wednesday: Mounties Celebrate St. Patty's Day in Ireland

This week's What's Happening Wednesday is something I'm kind of jealous over. When I say "kind of"... I actually mean very! The History Club at M.U., non-history majors, faculty, and alumni took a trip to Ireland over spring break. They traveled around the country to Dublin, Cork, Blarney, Cashel, Glendalough, and Ring of Kerry.Thanks to Heather Frattone for providing the pictures below and giving us the inside scoop on their trip!

First stop... Dublin! When I asked Heather about her most memorable moments were from her trip, St. Patrick's Cathedral was the first to come up. According to St. Patrick's website, it's located in the heart of Dublin and has been a part of Ireland's history for over 800 years! 

(Photo credit: Rachel Gulbin)

While in Cork, the group made sure to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in one of the most memorable ways possible. What better way to celebrate St. Patty's Day than in Ireland?!

Blarney's main attraction was the Blarney Castle which is around 600 years old! Even if you're not a history major, you have to admit... that's got to be amazing to see in person. The group got to tour the castle and climb 13 stories and kiss the Blarney Stone. Apparently, if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you'll never again be lost for words.

Last, but certainly not least... they visited Rock of Cashel which is one of the most popular attractions in Ireland. Even with a few small parts of construction, the castle was still breathtaking to see in person.

The History Club travels to a different country every spring break and the price isn't as steep as you'd think. With the student discount, a tour guide that travels with you throughout the entire trip, and being able to travel with some of your faculty and fellow students, these trips aren't something you want to miss.

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