Monday, April 27, 2009


In case you haven't already heard, Matt and I are home! We were running out of money and decided it was time to head back to Canada. We kept it a secret from our family and friends and it was great to surprise everyone. Our last 10 days spent in Galway were amazing and it was the perfect way to end our Irish adventure. I spent time shopping and strolling Galway's quaint streets, Matt and I rented bikes and toured the city and the coast, and our Dublin friends came for one last night out on the town which was a total blast! It was bittersweet leaving the whole traveling experience behind, but I have a feeling it won't be the last of our travels! Enjoy some pictures from our last month in Ireland...

At Simon's art opening

The artiste himself - Simon!

Trying to figure this one out...

I liked this piece. You walked into a dark trailer and when you put your hand on a button, the room lit up to reveal these plants in styrofoam cups.

Simon's sheep

The Clarence Hotel, co-owned by Bono and The Edge from U2. I walked past this almost every day for 6 months and only just realized that this was their hotel.

A sunny Dublin day

A visit to the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Matt looking very statuesque

A visit from Jeffer! Us outside Dublin Castle.

Irish Open poker tournament - we were in the background on TV!

I went to Christchurch on Easter Sunday for mass. It really made me miss home, the choir was breathtaking, and I felt my Grandma and Grandpa there the whole time.

My Dad taught me well! Easter dinner - ham and scalloped potatoes.


One last Kinlay House visit

Kinlay girls

Bye bye Kelly from Ottawa, Canada

Bye bye Megann from Portland, USA

Bye bye Ivy from Toronto, Canada

Bye bye Claire from Newcastle, Australia

Bye bye Nathan from Christchurch, New Zealand

Bye bye Vaughan from Christchurch, New Zealand

Bye bye Alex from somewhere, Belgium

Bye bye Matt from...oh, wait a minute, he's coming home with me!

GALWAY BAY: The Last Horrah!

A beauty day in Eyre Square

Cider in the park. Life is grand!

Me and Dee and our 2 Euro heart shades

Bye bye Dee from the middle of nowhere, Australia

A stroll along the prom


A friend we met along the way

A holy well that supposedly cures eye and ear ailments. That's me pretending to drink what kinda smelled like toilet water.

Rainy 3.5 hour bus ride to the Dublin airport

Bye bye Ireland!

Hello Canada!

Writing this blog entry and looking back at my pictures has actually been pretty emotional. It makes me miss Ireland already and really appreciate my time there. Why is it that when you're away from home you miss it so much that you want to come home, but once you're home you want to go back to where you were? Where to next?!