Second Year Burren Tour May 2014
Burren Tour 2014
Report by Sarah Figgis
On Thursday the 8th of May over 80 second year students went on a trip to the Burren, Co. Clare. We were all very excited when we met at the L&N car park at 7:45 in the morning. From there we went straight to the Bunratty Folk Park and Castle. On the guided tour of the castle we learned some very interesting things about the history of the castle. We then had some time to stroll around the park and to eat our lunch. Next we visited the famous Pol na Brone Dolmen and after a few photos we were back on the bus heading for the Aillwee Caves. The cave tour was funny, and a little scary, as we could not see that well in the dark! We learned a lot about caves, stalactites, stalagmites and pillars.
Next we went for a guided hill walk to explore the unique landscape of the Burren. We learned a lot about the geology and the flora and fauna. We even got to see a fairy tree! The area is beautiful and the view from the mountain was amazing.
After a drive around Black Head we arrived at our hotel in Lisdoonvarna. After putting our bags in our rooms we had dinner in the restaurant which wasn’t to everyone’s tastes! After dinner we had a disco which was right craic! The DJ was great and everyone enjoyed themselves. We went to bed at 11 and it was lights out but I think one or two stayed up talking!!
Breakfast was very early the next morning and it looked like a few of the students and teachers would fall asleep into their cornflakes! After breakfast we loaded back on to the bus and headed for the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs are stunning and after a look around and a few pictures we were back on the bus and heading for home. We arrived back in Enniscorthy for half three tired but it was a brilliant trip and we had an amazing time. A big thank you to all the teachers to who brought us.