Hey friends and family, this morning we traveled to Kildare to see the monastic settlement there and to climb one of the few remaining round towers in Ireland that allow access to the top. It took 6 flights of ladders to climb to the top. I would’ve made it to the top faster but I was stuck behind Evan. Although it was a rainy day, the view at the top was great and we managed to get some good pictures before the rain got worse. After we left the round tower, we went to the St. Brigid Cathedral and Visitor Center to talk to some nuns about Brigid and her life. We had a very interesting talk and everyone had a lot of fun there.
After we got back from Kildare, we got to rest a bit before getting on the bus and driving outside of the city to have dinner at the Merry Ploughboys Pub. While we ate dinner, we listened to traditional Irish songs, occasionally accompanied by a loud “WOOOO” from Keith in the back of the room.
Hey everyone, our ten days at Ireland are coming to a close and I am here to reflect on the past nine days we have had together. As the first day started we went to a nice breakfast place where one of our pilgrims; not to call anyone out KYLE, couldn't quite comprehend why the lady behind the counter kept saying toast. He thought that the lady was saying “cheers” in a very Irish manner. Throughout the week we have found tons of funny things in all the little things. About mid-way through the week Evan started craving chicken nuggets and made it his mission to buy and cook them at our hostel. On the seventh day of the trip we found super value that had a big box off chicken nuggets for three euros. As we were cooking them Evan started calling himself the nugg lord. As I took the fist chicken nugget he called me the nugg knight and I think you can tell where this is going. By the eighth day we all had a name; even father bob being the nugg priest.
I would also like to talk about the friendships we all have made durning this trip. It all started with climbing Croagh Patrick. We saw how nice everyone was and I think that really changed our attitude towards everyone else. I’ve heard that some groups have had a tough time getting along but the group I was with had no problems at all. We all got along and we all a great time that we will remember for the rest of our lives.
See you soon!
Old Donation Episcopal Church