sábado, 28 de mayo de 2016

Fort Lucan - 8th Weekend

Finally the moment arrived - we went to Fort Lucan!

I had saved one of the best plans for the exam week, so all the boys got happy when I told them we were going to Fort Lucan.
As every Saturday, we went to mass to Our Lady Queen of Peace and then drove to Lucan (30 mins.).
There is not much I can say about the place - I think the best is that you take a look at the photos and videos I've taken.
 Poor Guillermo Puig couldn't take part and enjoy the slides, karts, golf and trampolines. But I gave him some privileges, such as playing with my iPad or having some chips. Let's hope he can join the others next time!
As always, here you have the best photos and videos of the day.
See you next time!

sábado, 21 de mayo de 2016

Glendalough and Pilgrimage - 7th Weekend

Another week gone here in Dublin!

I know I said it already, but time is going sooo fast! It's only a month left!
This weekend it was time to visit one of the most important sights of the Dublin area - we drove to Glendalough!
 It seems that every time the Spanish groups hear that name it sounds like a boring trip for them, but I really don't understand it! When you see the photos you will know what I'm talking about.
After the 10 a.m. mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace, we drove to Glendalough praying the first Rosary of our pilgrimage (=romería). Already on the bus we were able to see beautiful landscapes, look:
When we got there, we had lunch and then visited the cemetery, the old Cathedral and the tower. After taking some pictures, we started our walk to the lake - it was just 2 km. I had planned to play some football and pray the second Rosary, but suddenly... IT STARTED TO RAIN! I know it is quite normal here in Dublin, but after reading St. James' reading about Elias and how he prayed to avoid rain... I thought that Elias would keep the rain away!

Anyway, the rain was not going to ruin our plans. We waited under a roof and when the rain stopped, we had a nice ice-cream and walked back to the starting point. When we got there, we prayed the second Rosary and then got into the bus to drive back to Rockbrook and - after praying the third Rosary of our pilgrimage - play some football.
 There is only a month left and the boys are really making the most out of their stay here in Dublin. We have to keep on pushing them and encouraging them to talk, participate and work more.
See you next week!

PS: All photos of today, here:

lunes, 16 de mayo de 2016

Dublin Zoo (Phoenix Park) - 6th Weekend

We're halfway through!

In this week we completed half of the stay here in Ireland. The boys are improving and getting more used to the life here. At the end of this back-to-routine week we all met at Rockbrook to catch up and explain what we were going to do the next day.
On Saturday we went again to Phoenix Park, but this time the plan was different: we visited Dublin Zoo.
I don't know why or how, but we forgot to take a group photo! We splitted into 3 groups and spent hours and hours watching a great variety of animals. Wolfs, flamingos, lions, elephants, rhinos... It was great!
video

This time it was the boys' turn to take photos, so I will post the photos of the boys during this week. I know they are going to be great!
See you next time!

PS: Here you have the photos I took. If it doesn't work, you still have all the photos in the gallery on top of the blog.

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