I spent a semester in Ireland in 2008 and decided to blog about it now. Click here to read the first post.
After a week spent on campus in Indiana, our group had begun to feel like family. The day we arrived in Ireland is somewhat of a blur. As we landed at the Shannon airport, we couldn’t believe we were finally there. As cheesy as it sounds, the minute I walked out of the airport I felt, in a way, like I was home. Then we got on our tour bus and went to McDonalds. Then we really felt at home 😉
We were supposed to stay awake all day to lessen jet lag. Our first stop was Muckross House in Killarney.
Muckross House was finished in 1843. The original owners spent about 6 years preparing for Queen Victoria’s visit. They spent tons of money into it, hoping to impress her. The Queen only stayed for two nights. The owners had financial problems after her visit and eventually had to give the house up.
Click here to learn more about Muckross House.
We headed back into town and had dinner at our hotel. I don’t remember much else about that day. Just pure excitement, sleepiness, and my first time experiencing Irish rain.