The yellow flowers of Howth

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We did so many great things last week. We learnd a bit about irish historie.

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Wicklow jail
  • Croke Park
  • Glendalough
  • Irish Dancing

But I think one of the most amazing activitis was our cliff-walk in Howth. Howth is around 15km beeline away form Dublin, it is a village with a habour and a market on the weekends. On Saturday morning we took the Dart to Pearce Station where our meeting-point was. The sun was shining bright, so we were very confident that we wound’t have rain. Even so my host mum said to Flora and me that it will rain the whole day long. Finally the majority of our group arrived so we took the next Dart to Howth. We were waiting for the rest of the group. We went to “HOWTH MARKET” and we were cruising at the harbour.
I haven’t seen so many gulls before
At last all where in Howth.

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Our class and Mr. Eichhorn had sat down on a small wall to take a photo for Mrs. Gruber-Reisinger. It is fastinating what the new technoligies can all, the panorama shoot looks great. And then we started our cliff-walk, Mr. Eichhorn our leader went in the front of our groupe and Mr. Riegler at the conclusion. I can’t describe how beautiful it was, everywhere were the yellow flowers. The yellow flowers are called gorse, although the are so beautiful are they very treacherous with their prickles.
The sun was shining all the time so it was very pleasant (perhaps a little bit hot with our winter-jackets).

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But we also had some misfortunes, e.g. I think after 10 minutes Bianca, Thery, Sarah, Babsi, Anschi, Flora, Julia G. (6B), Marlies (6B) and I lost our group, because we  were taking photos and they went away, it was not a big problem until we came to a road junction. Some of us wanted to go left and some of us wanted to go right, we agreed to take the way on the left way ’cause it was seaward. And then we were very happy because we saw some of our group, we arrived while the were taking a break, but as we arrived they continued. When we got to another field we took another break. It was big fun.

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But I think the best thing was that we had such great weather.

Tell me if you have ever been to Howth or if you want to go now after looking at my pictures.
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Our Irish Weekend

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

(John Muir)

Frankly, this was definitely one of the most exhausting but also most beautiful weekends ever.

SATURDAY

Up hill and down dale – we enjoyed every minute of our cliff walk. The sun was shining ever so brightly, the sky was clear and yellow flowers were blooming everywhere. The marvelous landscape of meadows and hills was as taken from the picture-book.


When we were back in Howth, we took the bus to Madaline, where we went for a walk at the beach. Though it was really cold, the sun was shining and some of us even went ankle-deep in the ice cold water.

SUNDAY

Early in the morning, our group met in Dublin City.

Firstly, we visited Wicklow Gaol. This is a jail where you learn about the early 18th century prison life. Because of the live actors, the atmosphere was frighteningly accurate.

Afterwards, we drove to Glendalough. At first we saw a film about the place itself and its founder St. Kevin. Did you know that he died at the age of 120? Crazy!

Our trip ended in Bray, where we spent our whole time at the seaside.


I hope your weekend was as great as ours. Share your thoughts on our trip in the comments and have a great day. ☘

Wicklow Jail and Glendalough

Even though the weather was not as good as yesterday, I really enjoyed the excursions today.

At first, we got by bus to the Wicklow Gaol (=Jail). It was fascinating to see how prisoners had to live in 1916. I absolutely can recommend visiting the Jail, because it is so realistic and sometimes I felt like a prisoner in the 20th century.

After a while, we headed with the bus to Glendalough. Glendalough means the valley of two lakes. But in Glendalough aren’t just two lakes. Monastic buildings from the 10th century, such as churches and graves, are surrounded by a beautiful landscape.

But my favourite part of the day took place in Bray. We spent one hour at the beach and even though it was very cold, I had really much fun.

Because we are allowed to stay till 10 p.m. out, Sophie and I decided to meet Tobi and Jacob at Starbucks. Although my drink tasted gross, I enjoyed the time with my friends.

I hope that I’ll laugh the next days as much as this evening.

“The best  you can say at the end of the day is that it was a great day.”

 

 

 

 

Cliff Walk in Howth

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“A sound mind in a sound body” – That’s what I felt while doing the cliff walk in Howth.

“Heavens smile when angels travel” – Perfect weather for walking and hiking with sunshine and mild temperatures all day long. The only thing I am wondering about is: if the students are supposed to be the angels, who are the teachers – archangels?