With only two days left before heading home, we made one more trip outside of Dublin, to Howth. My friends all went to Howth months ago (back when I went to the Hook Peninsula), so I had saved my trip until my mom came.
Howth is located on Dublin Bay, and you can take a city bus to the top of a hill, and walk along the outer edge of the hill by the bay until you get into the city. Mom was occasionally a little displeased with this plan, when she felt like she was too close to the edge, but overall it was a great way to spend a morning.
That afternoon we did some exploring in Dublin (and I also made her go to the ‘burbs to see my campus). We also hit up the leprechaun museum.
And to end our trip on the best possible note, I surprised my mom with what was voted thenumber 1 attraction in Dublin: “An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies”. There’s a dinner at the Brazen Head where they feed you traditional Irish food, and tell you stories, and play Irish music. It was phenomenal, and the best way to end my 6 month adventure. Because that evening embodied why I choose Ireland for my study abroad in the first place – its history and stories fascinated me, its language intrigued me, and I wanted to be able to experience it for myself.