On the crisp, fresh morning of the 21st of October 6th year students set off on our educational trip to the Gaeltacht - An Daingean. They left the school bright and early and headed for Dingle town. Their first stop was Ocean World Aquarium where they got to see many different species of fish and other aquatic animals such as jellyfish and seahorses. They were even lucky enough to see the penguins get their breakfast. They had time to wander around the aquarium viewing the other sea life.
Their next stop was lunch in Paudie O’Shea’s pub. They had a lovely lunch before the next stop at Ventry Beach. They got an hour to go for a walk or play football on the beach. They were blessed with the weather as it stayed dry throughout the entire day. The scenery at the beach was beautiful and tranquil.
Students got back onto the bus to continue their journey around Slea Head. The rugged Irish landscape was complemented by the wonderful weather that day. They stopped for a short while at the ruins of the famous medieval Kilmalkedar Church which is a National Monument steeped in Irish history.
After they completed the stunning Slea Head drive, they went back to Dingle town and browsed around for a while, soaking in Irish culture and of course speaking a few words ‘as Gaeilge’ throughout the day. They had a wonderful day in the Gaeltacht, it was a great opportunity for the hardworking 6th years to take a well deserved break away from the schoolbooks.
‘An rud is annamh is iontach’ - ‘What is seldom is beautiful’