When In Ireland

By Julianne Berger period 5

Irish Anthem

I Go To Ireland Any Day

Some people ask why go, what's so great about Ireland? Well Ireland may me nothing to some people but I come from there and I feel as if I could learn a lot about my family history if I went there. I would take Mackenzie of course because she means a lot to me she's my best friend and I can;t imagine not going with such an awesome girl. Plus from the movie Leap Year the I saw that the countryside was absolutely stunning. I want to see the green grass grow lusciously and the beauty of the agent castles and buildings. Ireland is so beautiful why not go.

Ireland's Fabulous History

In 1177 John Lackland was announced lord of Ireland. The Irish Parliament was formally ended in 1801 and Ireland became a part of the United Kingdom. Many Irish folks are catholic and catholics were not granted full right until 1829. After the Irish war of independence a large section of Ireland brooke of from the United Kingdom and became known as Irish Free State. Ireland was amazing then and is still amazing now.



website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Ireland

The Culture of Ireland

"Ireland's national holiday is St. Patrick's Day, celebrated on March 17. St. Patrick is Ireland's saint and his feast day has become a special occasion, not only for Irish people but for many other people as well, for thousands of people In Ireland, the day begins with church services. Later in the day, parades are held all over. The principal parade takes place in Dublin. Easter Sunday is celebrated with church services, followed by festive family meals. Children boil and decorate eggs and have contests to see who can eat the most eggs." as the website says.



websites: http://www.east-buc.k12.ia.us/02_03/Cul/Ireland/ireland.htm

Flight, How Will I Get There?

Airline: United


Flights:

There:

May 18 Denver 2:33 p.m

Arrive in Chicago 5:55 p.m layover

Leave Chicago at 8:00 p.m

Arrive in Dublin at 9:25 a.m on May 19

$20 for dinner and breakfast

Back:

May 24 Dublin 11:30 a.m

Arrive in Chicago 1:50 p.m layover

Leave Chicago 3:20 p.m

Arrive in Denver at 5:00 p.m on May 24

$10 for lunch


Cost: $2,592.00


website: http://www.travelocity.com

Hotel: Where I'll be staying?

Hotel Name: The Shelbourne Dublin A Renaissance Hotel

Hotel Price: $289 per night


What does your hotel offer? What does your room look like?

Air conditioning

Marble bathroom

T.V

iPod dock

Radio

Alarm clock

Instant hot water

Mini-bar


website: http://www.marriott.com/search/findHotels.mi

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The hotel provides free breakfast so we will eat there all four days.

We will go to a fast food place for a quick lunch and that will cost $20 dollars for the two of us each day.

All four nights we will go out to eat for $20 each.

What To Do In Ireland

Activity 1: The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

Description: Learn all about how chocolate is made. Here you get create your own chocolate and design it your own way. Taste different chocolates and take home a mold. You get to learn how to make premium ice cream. The chocolate garden is a place to enjoy something you love.

Cost:$17.25


Activity 2: Kitesurfing Lessons

Description:For starters, kitesurfing is basically surfing in the water with a kite. For the lesson you will handle kites in the water assisted and unassisted, the launching, landing and recovery of the kite, and learn to do cool tricks in the water. After the main part of the lesson you must practice and practice and practice to get better at kitesurfing. Before heading to the lesson you need to have a swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen (50+), a wet suit if you have one, and cash because they don't take cards. Kitesurfing sounds like a lot of fun I can't wait to go.

Cost:$165.62


Activity 3: Shopping in Meeting House Square Market

Description: An outdoor food market that has a lot of interesting things to taste. They sell lots of organic fruits fresh from the farm. Plus you can taste foods from many different cultures. Taste gourmet chocolates and fresh Irish cheese. This market will spice up my taste buds.

Cost: $50 to spend


websites: http://www.chocolategarden.ie/2012/03/chocolate-workshops/

http://www.kitesurfireland.ie/lessons.html

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/dublin/shopping/markets-streets-arcades/meeting-house-square-market

How To Solve A Problem

I get into the cab and all I hear is a muffled Irish language behind the cab driver scraggly beard, what do I do he doesn't speak english. Now if you think there's a perfect solution before you leave get a translating app on your phone or an Irish english dictionary before you leave.

Conclusion/reflection

I can't wait to go to Ireland, especially with a great person like Makenzie, it's going to be awesome!