First of all, sorry this entry is about a week delayed. I was hoping to get some photos from my friend, but I've realized that's just not going to happen any time soon, so I'm going ahead without them (there are plenty anyway). Last Saturday I went to Kilkenny with Evelyn, Suzanne, Katie, and Elia (Suzanne and Katie's other roommate from Spain). The bus ride over took about 2 hours and it was beautiful. The countryside is amazing. And as we passed through little villages there what looked like ruins of old churches, pretty little buildings, cows everywhere, and of course rolling green hills. Our first stop in Kilkenny was Kilkenny Castle. We took a tour around and learned a little about the Butler family who lived there, and who have since died out. We walked around a little and found our way to St. Canice's Cathedral. There is a HUGE tower there, which we climbed all the way to the top!. It was a ladder for every story type deal, not spiral staircase. That was so much fun! The view from the top was amazing, and it was so windy, as you will see from the pictures. After that we went to the Rothe House, which was once a theater. Other than that, we just spent time walking around and exploring the town. It was a really cute little place, a lot of fun to visit.
Big news from this week: I have been accepted to our USF in DC program!!! So I will be studying at American University and working in Washington DC next semester! I could not be more excited about this, especially with the amazing timing. So I'll have much more to blog about this year, even after I leave Ireland.