For this trip, we will be visiting the outskirts of Dublin while spending a night in Dublin.
13th March (Saturday)
We left early in the morning at 6.50am by train from Belfast Central Station. It cost 11 Pounds to Dublin. It is half the original as we are students. Here we are in the train, it is almost empty.
From Dublin Connolly Station, we transit to the bus going to Wicklow Glendalough. It cost 16Euros for the return ride.
As it snowed the last few days, the Glendalough area is still covered in snow. Below we have Joshua giving us an introduction on Glendalough.
Wicklow Glendalough is a mountainous area with two large lakes in there. There are several old stone buildings and a cemetery there.
Here we are wandering through the forested lands.
One of the large lake. We are just having fun in the outdoors. With all our surroundings in white, we can't resist the temptations to play snowball in the video below.
All of us perched up on a tree.
One of the quiet gardens with birds flying around.
On the way back to Dublin, we notice this beautiful rainbow across the sky.
In celebration of St. Patricks day, there is going to be a fireworks festival at the Liffey starting from 7.30pm.
14th March (Sunday)
We left Dublin early in the morning and took a bus to Drogheda which cost 6.20Euros. It is followed by another bus to Newgrange costing 4.70Euros. We arrived at the Dru na Boinne visitor centre. Entrance is 2.75Euros.
From there we have to take a mini-bus to the ancient tomb site. The wind is very strong here.
The design of the tomb is quite amazing. It is said the ancient people here believed in rebirth, as such the tomb is design in such a way for the deceased to be reborn.
The sun pop up which illuminated the distant rolling hills.
We are back in Drogheda city. As we have some time to kill before the next bus, we decide to walk around the city.
The main highlight of this city is that in one of the church, there is a head in the altar. Notice it below?
While walking back to the bus station, Si Yu took a photo of the rainbow and snag it all together.