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  • Writer's pictureLaura Ryan

TY Trip to Inis Oirr

On Monday September 21st Transition Year students travelled to Inis Oirr for the day. We all gathered at the pier in Doolin for 9:15am. Despite the cold, dull blustery morning, spirits were high. We were all in flying form ready for our second trip of the year. 

As we were lining up to get on Garrihy’s boat, we stared out onto the choppy sea and some began to get very apprehensive about the boat journey ahead. However, we braved these feelings and continued onto the boat. 

The journey took around 20 minutes. Mighty craic was had on the boat. One of the crew members put on a horse mask and put every effort into scaring people. This livened the mood substantially.

By the time we had reached Inis Oirr, the weather had improved immensely. The cold sharp breeze that we felt in Doolin was no longer there and to top this off, the sun was starting to come out !! 

We hired our bikes and set off cycling around the island. Firstly we went to see the renowned shipwreck. Some bikes were being very temperamental so this delayed us. We then cycled to the lighthouse. Following this, we went back to the shop and got a very well deserved ice cream! To finish off our day on the island, we all played a game of rounders on the beach. 

After our invigorating game of rounders each of us gathered our things and clambered back onto the boat. On the way home we toured the majestic cliffs. The scenery was stunning. By the time we got back to Doolin, we were all exhausted from the wonderful day we had.

On behalf of Transition Year students I would like to thank Mrs Gallagher for organizing an amazing day out. I would also like to thank Ms. Torpey for accompanying us on the trip, definitely a day to remember !!

Niamh Lynch

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