Monthly Archives: April 2014

Welsh adventures!

Just back from an exhilarating long weekend in Snowdonia! 

The Thursday before Easter I flew to Cambridge, and we set off the next day on a 5 hour drive across the UK. There were 6 of us (Irish, Italian, American, and New Zealanders), so we decided to rent a car in Cambridge, as it’s cheaper (overall) than taking public transport, and it gives a lot more freedom once you get to the mountains. It was tricky to find a car rental company that would rent a 7-seater to a 23-year old driver for less than £300 but we managed to get it for £180 in the end!

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Our first selfie of the weekend! L-R: Luca, Scott, Keith, Tricia, Aisling, Francesco

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From Wexford to Wales…

On an extremely clear day it is possible to see all the way to Wales from the coast of Wexford, but unfortunately it wasn’t quite that sunny when we went!

A group of us headed down to north Wexford to celebrate Francesca’s 18th birthday, and when we arrived it was absolutely lashing! We lit the fire (thanks Granny!) and hoped that the weather would clear up…

and it did!

View from Ardamine in the sun!

View from Ardamine in the sun!

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In search of the heart-shaped lake…

Last weekend I went on a hike with Trinity Hiking society to the Wicklow mountains. We decided to do one of the hikes from my favourite Joss Lynam book.

The route starts at the carpark at Glenmacnass waterfall, with a river crossing and a gentle hike to begin. The weather was amazing!

View across the river we had just crossed

View across the river we had just crossed

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