Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dubliner

We made it to our last destination, Dublin, safely. We are located to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, which is right by the Spire (a gigantic spike that sores into the sky).
Today we took a hop-on-hop-off tour throughout the city. This took us passed Trinity College, the GPO, the zoo, the Guinness Brewery, and the Jameson distillery. Several students hopped off at different locations to explore their own interests.
The city serves as a great contrast to the other cities in Ireland we have been to. The city is filled with original industry, whereas Killarney is known for its environmental beauty. The same situation occurred after visits to London and Bath past week.
It has been interesting to visit a capital city with a particularly brutal recent history. The riots in the 60's have created some of the most notable landmarks in the city including the jail and GPO.
From what I can gather, the students have developed a fondness for either London or Galway. Interesting, considering the two cities are absolutely nothing alike.
Tomorrow we will visit the Guinness Brewery and explore the city further. Some students intend on visiting the genealogical society to trace back their Irish heritage and others want to visit the famed jail that held those responsible for the riots.

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