Day 2 in Dublin. We started our day off with breakfast at the Generator (they have amazing coffee). Then, we rode the tram (aka the Luas) to Kilmainham Gaol where we learned about Irish rebel leaders and their executions. The jail architecture was beautiful but very cold. We then went to lunch where we were rushed so we took out, lunch to go (some eggs were dropped in the process). We then toured Trinity College where we learned about some famous people that had gone there. Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett were among them, people we learned about in the Writers Museum on our arrival day. We got to admire the Book of Kells and the Long Room, which looked like Hogwarts, but was the inspiration for Star Wars (Ellen was particularly excited about this fact). Next, we had some freedom to explore the Temple Bar area, which was crawling with pubs, (pubs that we stayed out of), instead we ate at the burger restaurant right next door. After a good meal, we headed back to the Generator. We are all so excited to be in Dublin and sad to be leaving so soon! However, we will be meeting our host families soon and everyone is looking forward to that.
Kayleen Procanik, Katie Konin, Ellen White, Amelia Zhao, Olivia Bellusci