How my Study Abroad is progressing.
Back in Dublin. The time here has flown by. We have had the opportunity to see and experience so much that Ireland has to offer. This trip has provided me with many memories that I will always treasure. I have crossed the stones of ancient castles and trod upon the Giant's Causeway. I have felt the spray of Glencar waterfall and climbed the cliffs of Sliabh Liag. I have tasted the salty Atlantic and supped on lamb fattened in the pastures of the Emerald Isle. I have danced a jig in a pub in Donegal and have drank uisce beatha, water of life, whiskey in the land of it's birth. I have walked the hallowed halls of Drumcliffe and seen the beauty of the stained glass in the Guildhall of Derry. Ireland you have given me so much to remember and so much to look forward to. Our group will be smaller and that alone will greatly alter the experience. It has only been a week since we were last here but it still feels like seeing a good friend again after a long absence. The Natural History Museum is amazing. The diversity of the animal life that was native to Ireland is astounding. Ireland is about four times the size of the Big Island but is 600 times older. During the last Ice Age Ireland was accessible by land. This means that many animals that evolved on the European continent were able to expand into what we identify today as Ireland.