Today is our last full day in Ireland! It’s hard to believe but we’ve packed a lot into 8 days. This morning, we took a train from Dublin to Howth, a small village east of Dublin. We met our tour guide Gus, a local with lots of personality and fun facts about Howth, nature, and European history. Gus took us on a tour of Howth and brought along his sweet dog Jessie. It was a treat for us all to have her join us for our hike.
We visited the Howth castle and stopped for a group photo.
Gus took us on a hiking adventure up in the hills of Howth. Some of us compared it to a very large “secret garden” – others of us felt like it was an enchanted forest. Either way, the canopy of ancient trees, the blooming rhododendrons and the fern covered ground was pretty magical.
We end our day with a farewell dinner at a place called the Church. The trip has been incredible but we will all be glad to see our friends and family back at home.