Excursion to Kilkenny
With the semester halfway through, I am getting less and less excited to go back home. One of those reasons? The friends I have made here. I am a mid-west girl already planning my travels to the New England area to see my friends once we’re back in the States. Luckily, IFSA Butler provided us with an excursion as part of IFSA Ireland. And although not all of the Galway Gang could make it, the group of Galway Girls were great to hang out with and get to know better. A girls weekend down in the books! Here are some of my favorite moments from the three day weekend in Kilkenny!
The view from our hostel, during the bright, sunny weekend.
Walking to our group lunch at Matt the Millers, a good Irish meal with lots of potatoes!
During our Medieval Tour of Kilkenny, it turned out to be a Ghost Tour! I got chosen to play the witch who was burned at the stake.
Jumping for joy after touring through the Kilkenny Castle!
A few of the Galway Girls that made the trip out to Kilkenny! It was a long bus ride, but totally worth it.
The Galway Girls that made it to Kilkenny for the weekend! Unfortunately, our Galway Guys couldn't make it, but it made for a great girls weekend! Featuring our favorite girl (and program advisor) Ashley!
Learning how to play hurling! It was not as easy as it looks, but I caught on after a while.
Getting down and dirty as hurley girlies! We had a bit of rain, but made it through to get to our "friendly" match.
The three Smithwick's beers! So fun to try after our tour around the Smithwick's brewery!
St. Canice's Cathedral.
The Smithwick's Tombstones at St. Canice's Cathedral.
Kyteler's Inn was a stopping spot on our Ghost Tour, and a spot for our group dinner the first night!
Ashley, part of the staff of IFSA Butler, and the Galway advisor, dressed in her witches hat and cloak on our tour.
The view of the Kilkenny Castle from across the city.
The entrance into the Kilkenny Castle for our tour.
Out the window of the castle.
The dining room of the castle.
Downstairs in the Castle, filled with art.
St. Mary's Cathedral
Tags: butler, castle, cathedral, friends, Galway, girls, Hurling, IFSA, ireland, kilkenny, Weekend Trip