We set off from the college at 3a.m. to Dublin Port, everyone was exhausted!. We were all really excited for the weekend ahead of us. We arrived at Dublin Port at 6.35a.m. , everyone was astonished at the size of the boat!! The craic was mighty on the boat with all our friends. The four hours on the boat went in really fast! This was the first boat journey many had and the heads were feeling a little bit light after it.We were glad when we reached Holyhead. Many of us slept on our journey to Liverpool, we were all so exhausted from our long journey. The countryside was full of fertile land and many unusual buildings from kings and queens past. When we arrived at Liverpool city centre, some went on the tour of Anfield Stadium and the rest of us spent our evening shopping in Liverpool One shopping centre. Letterkenny is nothing compared to it!!! Whenever the group returned from Anfield, we all went for dinner of our choice. Dinner was delicious!!!!! Before embarking on the bus, we had a short tour of the docks. Here was the home of world famous Beatles. We were too young to know them but Paul McGovern was so familiar with them! We went back to the bus and set off for our hotel in Manchester. When we arrived everyone was excited to see who was sharing rooms! Everyone was delighted with our room choices. Rooms were clean and bright, waiting for a long nights sleep ahead. Everyone had great craic in the lobby with our friends & teachers that night.
When the knock came to door at 7 am we could not believe that we sat up all night talking, but the tiredness showed it all. Sadly Mr Meleady did not empathise with us and just knocked louder. On the Saturday, we got our buffet breakfast and set off for Alton Towers Theme Park. Everyone was ecstatic, when we arrived we all separated and enjoyed the rollercoasters! Especially Shoney!!!
Alton towers is a place to remember, full of fun and heart stopping roller coasters. Only Ms Ryan was courageous and patient to queue for 2 hours for the ” Smiler”. We all got lunch there and left the Park at 5p.m. we then had another fantastic evening shopping at Trafford Shopping Centre in Manchester. We then arrived back at the hotel, we had great craic in the lobby with our friends and another school from Kildare!
Sunday morning another 8 am start. When we got up on the Sunday, we had our breakfast, packed our stuff and travelled to Cheshire Oaks Shopping Outlet where we spent our day shopping and had dinner. We then travelled to Holyhead to be on the fast boat home departing at 5p.m. it was the worst boat journey home ever!! Mrs McAteer thought she was running a mini hospital. Everyone was getting sick everywhere, all of a sudden we regretted all of those Costas!!(Except for Shoney, who slept the whole way home). We were never as happy to see Dublin Port. We got on the bus again and set home for Milford! It was the best weekend ever!!thanks to all. Would love to have the opportunity to do it again.
Louise Lynch & Caoimhe Blaney