Three weeks have flown by. Wow. We have accomplished so much, and what better way to finish our time in Ireland than stay in the city of Galway on the west coast of Ireland. Galway is known for its live music, quaint streets, and beautiful sea views. It is also the starting point for exploring the Burren National Park and the infamous Cliffs of Moher. We arrived in Galway later in the day from Belfast, and were able to wrap up our discussion on The Moral Imagination and reflect on our time here in Ireland. What we all found was that peace tactics can apply to everyday life. Peace and reconciliation only occur when there is a solid relationship and good communication. Walking the walk and truly connecting is what causes movements towards peaceful transitions.
Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Tour
Ireland must know we're leaving soon, because she left us the sunniest day yet on our trip. Our wonderful bus driver took us through the narrow roads of the Atlantic Way trail, allowing us to see Dungaire Castle, a deep cave system (where we found out we definitely do NOT like total darkness), and finally arriving at the Cliffs of Moher. Driving up on the cliffs, you can see some of the beauty. However, it is not until you walk the pathway past the Visitor’s Center and look out over the railing that you see the pure beauty of the cliffs. The sun was shining so bright over the sky it was magical. With strict instructions to return to the bus at 2:30 p.m., we hurried up the muddy pathways. The cliffs were a highlight of the entire trip.
Now we are on our way back to Dublin before flying out tomorrow. Unfortunately, I have to leave you, but my classmates will be reflecting on their time here so tune in for the last post!