Day # 9 GAA

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GAA

We said, “goodbye” to our homestay family. I was sad to leave because they were so nice. We went to the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association). It was a giant arena where they play Gaelic Football and Hurling. I was pretty tired so I wasn’t enthused about walking around the freezing cold museum. They had some interactive games and Jon was able to break the international record for hurling. We went into the locker room and took the route the players take to the field. It was neat because they played sounds of cheering fans over the speakers. It got us all pumped up as we ran up the stairs to the field. I did find it interesting that the players don’t get paid for playing. They do it because they love it.

 

After leaving the GAA we had a long bus ride to Bunratty Castle.

Bunratty Castle
This castle was really what you would expect a castle to look like. The rooms were big and dark. They had stone walls. The spiral stairs were very narrow and slippery. I am finding that all these castles are starting to blend together in my mind. It is too bad because I don’t even remember what the significance of this castle is. Note to P2P program office…too many castles!

 

We had another long bus ride to Kilarney where our B&B was. It was very cute and all the leaders had our own rooms. Dinner was gross so we decided to let the students wander around the town. I think they were all scared to leave the hotel though because they all went and bought snacks at the gas station and went back to their rooms. Jon, Lori, Jill and I wandered pretty far and found a Summerfest Carnival. Jon and I ran back to tell the kiddos about it. The news spread through the hotel like wild fire and quickly we were headed back to town with 25 students in tow. I was happy for them that they were able to get out of the hotel and do something. Jon and I met up with Jill, Lori and Tommy, our bus driver. We were glad to have him because he had done this trip before and told us a lot of information that Jacob had been holding out on us. On the way home we got a pizza. I wasn’t even hungry but it tasted like heaven!

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GAA
GAA
Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle
Jon setting the internationl recor…
Jon setting the internationl reco…
Jon showing off!
Jon showing off!
GAA locker room
GAA locker room
GAA
GAA
View from the top of Bunratty Cast…
View from the top of Bunratty Cas…
Lori in the dungeon
Lori in the dungeon
Killarney
photo by: Paulovic