Dublin 2013 Sprachwoche Irland

Schüler mit Leprachauns-Hütten

Our language week in Bray/Dublin (from 4th to 11th April 2013): After our arrival at the airport in Dublin we went by bus to get to Bray, where we stayed with our host families. It took us much longer than usual, because of our short sight-seeing tour while passing through Dublin. After being “handed over” to our host families, we spent the rest of the day settling in and getting familiar with everything and everyone. The next day our excursions started. No matter if it was the Cliff Walk along the coast, walking from the Guinness Storehouse to Tara Street, visiting Dalkey or Dun Laoghaire, we stuck to our principle: “We don’t need no public transport!” (At least for getting from Bray to Dublin we went by bus or Dart.) We visited many interesting monuments and famous places to get a well-arranged picture of our surroundings, for example Dublinia, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Guinness Storehouse (as mentioned), Temple Bar, Grafton and O’Connell Street or the windy coast. We mostly spent the evenings strolling through Bray, enjoying the (icy) beach or sitting at home with our host families, except Wednesday evening, when we were bowling. The last night was very short, because on Thursday we left really early (we had to meet in front of our school (PACE language institute) at 4:30 a.m.!) to get our flight back to Vienna on time. Personal opinion: I’ve already been to Dublin, so I really enjoyed seeing places I’ve loved from the start besides visiting Bray which was new for me. Our hostel family (I stayed with Alexandra) was lovely, they cooked well and our room was nice. Altogether it was fun and a new experience to be in a foreign country with my class. Kim Rosenberger, 6b