jueves, 19 de julio de 2018

Our Time in Ireland 2018

Three Weeks in Dublin


Unfortunately our trip has finished, so I'm going to do like a summary about the three weeks that we spent in Dublin. In a few words, I can describe the experience as one of my best experiences of my life, and I hope that my partners think the same. Im sure that no one will forget these incredible weeks.

In the first wee,k we didn't know each other, some of us did because maybe we were friends from Toledo or because we met last year here in Dublin. But then, with the passing of time, we have become very good friends.

During the trip we have done a huge number of activities like going to museums, playing sport at the school or just going to the park. An important point to mention about the park is that it's enormous and precious, so the time we have spent there was brilliant to take photos, play football or just to go for a walk.

Since the first day we noticed that the most difficult thing for us was to get used to the food timetable because in Ireland they have lunch at 13:00 and dinner at 18:00. Also the lunch was so strange for us because we had to eat at the school so the family gave us the "packed lunch" that normally contains two sandwiches, some chocolate, some fruit and a bottle of water.


The first day our group leaders (Sarah and Pilar) gave us our timetable for the three weeks. From Monday to Friday, we have had classes (9:30-11:00 and 11:15-12:45). After having lunch we have the activities, most days we went to museums or villages except some days that like I said before we stay at school playing sports. Every Thursday we had the Disco after having dinner, it has been incredible because we have met a lot of people from Spain and other countries.

Every school day we met at 9:00 with Pilar, Sarah and Niall and they asked us if we had any problemd and to be sure we have our packed lunch and the leap card (for the public transport).

We arrived on Wednesday and we stayed with the family so our first day of school and activities was Thursday. During the the four days left in that week, we went to the city centre, to the beach, to Powerscourt, Glendalough and to Bray. It was so good, but this year the weather was sostrange because it was very hot so it made us more tired.
 
The majority of the days we arrived to our home between 16:00 and 18:00 so we had enough time to do the most important thing: speak English with our family.

Let's move to the second week, here we were more used to being outside Spain and without our parents. This week we had 2 days of sports in which one of them we did Zumba, it was so funny to see some of us trying to follow the zumba teacher. Also we went to the disco on Thursday and on Friday we went to Henry Street and O'Connell Street, both are street in the center on Dublin where the most important shops are. Tuesday and Sunday are days that have been mentioned, because on Tuesday we went to Howth to do a quiz so we had to ask the people there and on Sunday we visited Belfast and the Titanic museum.


The third week has been so good, because  we did a lot of things like going to Howth and to the park to do some presentations. The day we went to Howth we were on a cruise and then we had dinner there (fish or chicken and chips). One day we went back to Howth to do a cliff walk, it wasn't the best activity of the trip. Also we had sports and shopping like the week before.


The last weekend was the best from my point of view. On Saturday we had a walk to the castle of Malahide, and there we ate our lunch and visited the castle. After we went to the coast, where we practised sailing and kayaking. The weather was great, a sunny day, but the water was a little bit cold. 

On Monday and Tuesday of the last week we had the sport day and we went to Croke Park. On Tuesday morning, the  group leaders told us that that night we had our final disco. On Wednesday, we had to be at the airport at 4:00 am.


To sum up, this experience has been fantastic. I want to say thank you to the group leaders and also to my partners that have make this trip one of the best. 


Ines Fernandez Fernandez 

Croke Park

Croke Park


Yesterday we went normally to school at nine o'clock. It was our last day so we were a little sad because we don't want to leave Dublin. 

Yesterday in the afternoon when we arrived at school we weny to class and them we went to the Croke Stadium by bus. 

When we arrived to the stadium we took some photos. It was amazing! It rained a litte but stopped early. A tour guide explained some information about the stadium like the facilities, the rules of the some sports I'll explain some information about them.

In this stadium Football and Hurling is played, they are the most important sports, they are a very important part of Ireland and for the Irish people. Many fans go every year to different matches. Many people are excited. Before a match, the streets are full of happiness and emotion.


Then we went inside and we saw many types of T-shirts, many teams and many colours. We went outside to see the stands and the field. We took some photos again of all and we sat down in the stands. 

The tour guide explained that the lengths of the field were 100 metres long and 90 metres wide. It was really bigand she explained too the basic rules of hurling like the ball cannot fall down, the facilities have 4 dressing rooms and there can be two matches in one day! She also told us that the ball can reach 100km/h and the player must wear a helmet.

Then we went to some rooms to practise Football and Hurling.


Claudia de Vega de la Cruz

Malahide

Malahide

Hello, I'm Alejandro and I'm going to talk about what we did today.

Today is Saturday and in the morning we met at the Supervalu at 11:30 and then we went to Malahide at 12:30 and we had lunch.

Later, we went into Malahide Castle that was opened to the public in 1977. The castle was made of very expensive materials because they had a lot of money from the habitants of the town. We saw a lot of rooms of the castle but not all.

Then we went to the water activities at 3:30 and we did kayaking that was very funny because we were two in each canoe then we did saling that was very relaxing and paddle surfing that I think it was the best.

At 6:30 we arrived home.


Alejandro Garcia Barrientos

martes, 17 de julio de 2018

Dublin WEEK TWO

Week Two


As usual classes begin from 9:30 to 11:00 then we have a break of fifteen minutes after that we have a second class with a different teacher and we finish at 12:45. 

Monday


After having lunch we had to do some sports, the first one being tango. The class was taught by two teachers. For dancing a tango, it is necessary to have a partner (the leader and the follower).  We learned the basics and almost everyone left the class knowing how to properly dance tango. When we finished the tango class, we had the possibility to choose between football or volleyball, both quite entertaining (after a few matches we also could go to yoga if we wanted to). 

At quarter past four, we went to our houses to have dinner. At approximately seven, we had to meet up with the group at the park to do the presentations. The first group (Paula, Inés, Paloma and Celia) talked about famous monuments from Toledo and Ireland. The second group ( Cristina, Laura and Nazaret ) talked about some Irish legends. The third group (Andrés and Alex) taught us the rules and some of the history of hurling. And last, but not least, the fourth group (Daniela, Mario, Jorge and me) talked about Gaelic football and handball. After the projects we could stay there and have a nice time in the enormous park but at half past nine we had to return to the houses.


Tuesday


As planned after finishing classes instead of eating we took the train to Howth where we would go on the Cruise.  On the boat, there was a voice that explained and signaled everything. We were given an hour of free time after the cruise finished. There were still people that had to present the project so at half past four, the first group of the day (Guillermo and Alex) had to begin their presentation. They explained a bit of the different typical Irish food. María, Amor and Jimena's group was the second one to present, they talked about famous celebrities (U2, Pierce Brosnan and Conor Mc Gregor). The third group (Enrique, Manuel and Jesús ) spoke about a famous musical band (The Cranberries). The fourth group (Andrea, Lucía, Livia and Marcos) explained some types of art (Irish dance, music and films). And the last group (Pablo and Diego) talked about some famous monuments like “The Cliffs of Moher” or “ The Spire”. After all the presentations, we ate fish and chips and went home.     


Wednesday


After eating in our classroom, we were divided in two groups. One made bracelets while the others were playing basketball. When the first group finished the bracelets activity they went to do yoga with two “staff” girls.  While the other groups made bracelets. Later, we had the possibility to go to the park or stay at home and watch the Croatia and England match.

Thursday


After eating, we took the bus to Howth (we went on two different buses because there wasn’t enough space for everyone) when we arrived we took a walk near the cliffs so we could see the deep blue/grey sea. The path was rocky and long but we had amazing views! At quarter past four, everyone returned to their houses to have dinner and having a host family afternoon (having a conversation with them), until we went to the disco from seven to ten.

Friday


After eating, we took the dart and went to Dublinia (a museum). The first floor was about the Vikings and their history, the second was about the Middle Ages and its history and the third floor was about archaeology. We had to see the museum in two different groups because we couldn’t go in with a big amount of people. After the visit, we all went to our respective houses.

Saturday

We met at 11:30 at the SuperValu in Killester and from there we went to Malahide. As soon as we arrived, we visited Malahide Castle that was opened to the public in 1977. We saw some rooms of the castle and a woman explained everything about them to usWe had lunch when we finished the visit and after that at 15:30 we went to the water activities. We did three different activities: Kayak it was exciting and good fun. Then we did sailing, it was nice and the weather helped a lot. The last activity was paddle surf my personal favorite!


Sunday


We met at 11:00 at the entrance of the park near school and from there we went to the center of Dublin. We were given almost the whole day as free time or shopping until 16:30, that’s the time we returned home. We arrived just on time to watch the second half of the Croatia- France World Cup Final. 

Carlota Sánchez Romero

Dublin WEEK ONE

Week One


Hello, I'm Paloma and I'm going to make a brief summery of our first week in Dublin.

We arrived here the 27th of June, we caught the bus and we went to our new school. At first, we were nervous because we didn't know each other but during the flight we made friends.
We arrived there at 14:00 and we went to Saint Anne's Park, here we were playing a Spanish card game called "asesino". After that, at 15:00 we met the new family, we were really nervous but excited at the same time.

On Thursday, we met at 9:00 in our Spanish base classroom, we talked about how our family was and after that we were divided into different classes. We started our lessons and at 12:45 we had our first lunch, then Lorcan (a yellow t-shirt) came with us and he showed us the most important parts of the city centre, just then we caught the "Dart" and we came back home. We had dinner and we dressed up well for the occasion (we went to the disco and we wanted to look good). Afterwards we arrived there, we danced and sang a lot and the most important thing was that we had lots of fun and that afternoon helped us to know each other better. 


On Friday we went to school again, we stayed in class during our lessons and subsequently we caught the Dart. We walked and in the end we arrived at Portmarnork Beach, because we had been very lucky with the weather! There we had lunch, got into the water, also took some amazing photos and we played different games like "Ninja". We spent the evening there and then we went home and stayed there until the next morning.

On Saturday, we did 2 activities. First, we met at school and one coach was waiting for us then we  went to Powerscourt Gardens. There we took photos, we walked and we had really good time in that colourful and beautiful place. After that, we went to Glendalough, which is an idyllic place with 2 different lakes. When we arrived, we had lunch but some of us bought our own lunch in takeaway restaurants, then we took a long walk with incredible views. We also saw some waterfalls and a cemetery with a tower that look like Rapunzel's. We watched a documentary about that place and after that long day we came back home.

On Sunday, we met later to rest. We went to the train station and we went to Bray, there, we had free time. First, we had lunch and then, most of us went to the top of a hill which had an enormous cross and amazing views. It was a big effort to go up but we achieved it, after that long walk we went down and many of us went to a bar to watch the Spain vs Russia football match. In the end, Spain lost but we had a good time while we were cheering for our team. At the end of the match, we all got together and we left Bray.

That's everything we did in our first week. I really enjoyed it and I hope you did too!


Paloma

Shopping in Dublin

Shopping in Dublin


Last Sunday, we had to meet at the entrance to Saint Anne’s park at 11.00. There we would have visited the neighborhood festival but it was raining so we didn't go. 

On the contrary, we went shopping. First we waited for some students who were in the church. We took the Dart in Killester and at the end we arrived in the center of Dublin. 

There the teachers gave us free time from 12.00 to 16.00. During this free time, we went shopping through the main streets, where there were stores like Carrolls, Arnotts, M & S... 

At 16.00, we took the Dart again and arrived home around 17.00. We had a great time, even though it was raining as we bought a lot of clothes and souvenirs.


Andrea Bermejo


Monday 16th (Clara Lizhu)

Monday 16th



Today  we went to school at 9:00 and we talked about how the weekend was. On Saturday, we were in Malahide doing water sports and Sunday in the city centre shopping. 


After that, we went to play table tennis until 9:30 until we went to class for 1 hour and 30 min. Later, we had a break for 15 minutes. We had another class until 12:45. We had lunch and at 13:30 we went to do sports. 

Today we had to wear different colours depending on the group that we were in. In our case, we were dressed in blue. Sports consisted of relays of basketball, football, tennis, running and more things. The team that finished first won the game. At 16:00, we finished it so we returned home to have dinner. 
For dinner I had carbonara that were cocked by the woman of my host family with the help of two Italian girls.  In the evening, at 6:15, after having dinner, I went up stairs to my bedroom to call my family and I talked with my mum and my dad. 

Later, I prepared my suitcase for the trip to return home and I called María at 22:00. We talked about 1 hour and half. When we stopped talking, I went to sleep about 24:00. 



Clara Lizhu


Dublinia

Dublinia


Today, we started clases at 9:30 as usual. When we finished them, we went to the city centre to visit a museum called Dublinia. 

The museum has three levels.


The first level talks about the Vikings. In 841, the Vikings established a camp in Dublin, so in the winter they could stay in Ireland instead of going to Scandinavia. They believed in many gods and goddesses. The three main ones were Odin, Thor and Frey. They also believed in life after death and that they could take their belongings with them to the next world. The Vikings wrote in wood, stone, metal and bone. They had their own alphabet called futhark because those letters were its first letters.


The second level talks about the medieval period. Merchants were a very important part of society. The merchants and their family ate on a metal plate, the merchant's apprentice on a plate made of wood and the servants used slices of bread. People spent a lot of time sailing because it was much easier than travelling overland.


The third level talks about archeology. Archeological sites can be muddy places but archaeologists look carefully for any change in colour or texture. Some streets in Central Dublin still follow the same lines as they did in the medieval period. When archaeologists find something, they send it to laboratories for tests that often reveal incredibly detailed information about life in the past. Also, in the museum there is the meaning of some vikings words, for example husband which means "master of the house".


After the museum, we went to our houses and rested.



María Méndez de Vigo Herrero

lunes, 16 de julio de 2018

The Natural History Museum of Dublin

The Natural History Museum of Dublin


Today we have visited the Natural History Museum of Dublin where we have been able to find information about the history and evolution of the people who have lived in Ireland.

In the first hall there is a type of canoe which was used to cross the river. It is 15 metres long and it is made from oak. We saw quite a strange statue which was symbolic of the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead.


On the second floor, there were many of the typical dresses, swords, necklaces and other items that were used in the medieval ages. 


By the way, there was a small cinema in which we could learn more about viking influence on our culture and art in general. In fact, we learnt that many of the designs we use nowadays in churches and decorative items comes from there.

Catholic influence in art was shown too in the reliefs made in huge stones, copes, swords, shelters and crosses. Indeed, we could see a mummy with one of these old swords, corroded over time.

Many of these items were used in burials and guaranteed a good life after death, not only important for decorating but also for ceremonies such as weddings and funerals.


Finally we saw objects which were of interest to the collectors because of the accumulation of treasures. Conversely, the biggest part of these objects were destroyed.

We saw a little boat which was used by the Vikings, it was an imitation of the real boats and it had its sail.

In general, the museum showed a huge part of the old history of Dublin from the prehistoric ages to the end of the medieval ages. We were able to learn many things from that and enjoyed the experience so much.


Diego Galvez Lopez & Pablo Villamor Lopez-Guerrero

Titanic Museum

Titanic Museum


On Sunday, we went to the Titanic Museum in Belfast. 

We learnt some interesting facts about this huge boat. Thomas Andrews was the managing director in charge of design although the plans had already been designed previously by others. The Titanic set sail from Southampton, stopping along the way in Ireland, in the direction of New York with more than 2200 people on board. 

It was continuing the previous route when in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the boat collided with an iceberg, between 23:30 and 02:15 on the 14th of April, in the year 1912, causing water to enter, causing it to sink very slowly. 

There were only lifeboats for 1178 people, so it wasn’t enough. First, they tried to save women and children. The crew sent messages to other ships that were in the area but they took too long. Finally, the Titanic sank leaving more than 1300 deaths. 


In the museum, we also saw one video that talked about how the Titanic was found and what the interior was like in it.

Some students were lucky to meet a host mother who had a family member on the Titanic. This young girl survived and lived in the States until she was in her 80's.

Maria Sanchez Garcia-Cervigon

Monday 9th July

Monday 9th July

Today we have had sports after lunch. Firstly, we had a tango lesson. It was a little difficult at the beginning but then it has been so fun.  Also we have learned the basic steps of tango, for example: first of all, you need to have a partner. One of you has to be the leader (who has the control) and the other one is the follower (who follows the leader). Then you have to move one step to the right, and then two to the left controlling the balance of the two people. 

After tango we had to choose between playing football or a volleyball tournament. It was very entertaining. After that we had a yoga lesson with a 'staff' girl and it was so relaxing . Then we went to our houses to have dinner. 

After dinner, we went to the park and some companions started to do their presentations. The 1st group (Paloma, Celia, Paula and Ines) talked about some monuments in Ireland and Toledo. Then the 2nd group of Laura, Nazaret and Cristina talked about some legends of Ireland like the Celtic legend of the swan princes. After the 3rd group of Andres and Alex talked about some rules and the history of hurling. Finally, the 4th group of Carlota, Daniela, Mario and Jorge talked about Gaelic football and handball.  We stayed a little longer in the park and then we went to our houses.

Marcos Fernandez Escudero

viernes, 13 de julio de 2018

City Spectacular

City Spectacular


Last Saturday, we went to Merrion Square where that weekend there was a festival. It was called 'the City Spectacular'. 

In the park, there were many shows and activities to enjoy; family activities, delicious street food from around the world and a pet area. The shows included magic, zumba, acrobatics and people singing. 

In one of the shows, there was a magician that can remove a tablecloth without knocking the things that were on the table and put it back too. It was impressive. 

There were different types of music. On the 'food' street, there were a lot of food stalls from different countries such as Brazilian, Indian or Venezuelan food stalls, but there was also a fish and chips food stall. 

In one part of the park, there was a wall, where people could do graffiti, and an area to play games. One of the games was three in row which Jesus liked a lot! Another was a peg top that you have to throw and try to get the highest number of figures. 

It was lots of fun.

Livia Gamero Hammerer

Belfast (The Peace Wall)


BELFAST



On 8th July, we went to Belfast. We had to wake up pretty early because the bus left from the school at 9:00. Once we all had got onto the bus, it took us about one hour and a half to arrive to Belfast. As it was a long trip, we stopped at a petrol station to have something to eat.


When we finally arrived, at about 12:00, the group leaders gave us some free time to have lunch and have a walk around the city. We were able to spot very beautiful monuments such as the city hall.


One hour later, we all met again and the bus driver gave us a little tour around the city. As we went down the streets we were able to see the walls covered in murals, representing the whole history of Ireland. 

The thing that impressed me the most was the Peace Wall, which was a wall built during the time when the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants was so harsh, resulting in more than 3000 victims. We could appreciate this due to the height of the wall, which was divided into 3 parts. When it was built, people from both sides were able to throw stuff over it, and they had to increase the height three times.  

First, we saw it from the Catholic area, where there was a picture of the 12 main people that asked for the freedom of Ireland, especially Bobby Sands, who was sent to jail and later executed. 

Moving on to the Protestant part, it was shocking to see all the old houses combined with the cloudy weather, that gave that neighbourhood such a dark aura. On this side of the wall everything was so different: there were English flags everywhere, and loads of pictures of king William II.

It was very interesting to see this side of Ireland.

Lucia Bautista Peces

My Favourite Day (Jorge Martin Longobardo)

My Favourite Day


I am going to talk about my favourite day in Dublin. My favourite day was the day in Bray. 

It was my first day in Ireland. When I arrived we went to the train and we arrived to Bray. 

We ate and then we climbed a "mountain". At the top, there were very beautiful views but we had to go down quickly because the Spain football match was about to start . 

So we watched the football match. It was lots of fun. Finally, Spain lost the match so Spain was eliminated from the World Cup. 

Then we came to my house to meet my host family. The woman was a very friendly woman. 

It was a very good day.

Jorge Martin Longobardo

Tuesday 10th of July

Tuesday 10th of July


We arrived at the school at 9:00, as usual, and after talking to Niall, Sarah and Pilar we had 20 minutes until the classes started at 9:30.

Once the classes finished, we met in our room, but instead of eating there as always, we took our bags and we went to the train station to go to Howth because we had the Cruise.


When we arrived at 13:45 we only had like 15 minutes to have lunch because the cruise started at 14:00.


While we were in the boat a pre-recorded voice was indicating what we were seeing. For example, we saw some islands like Ireland's Eye, there were loads of seagulls in the cliffs, and Lambay Island, which is the largest one, and it was interesting too.

After the tour had finished, we had an hour of free time; some of us decided to buy an ice-cream, others a slushie, etc.

Later the remaining groups did their presentations. One of them was about typical Irish food like Boxty (potato pancake) or Irish Stew (Guillermo and Alejandro's presentation). Another was a blend of music bands (U2), famous actors and actresses (Pierce Brosnan) and boxers (Conor Mc Gregor) (María, Amor and Jimena's one). Jesús, Enrique and Manuel talked about another band (The Cranberries). Andrea, Livia, Marcos and Lucía explained us some types of art like music, films and Irish dance to us. And finally the last presentation was about some monuments (The Spire) and places to visit (Cliffs of Moher) (Pablo and Diego's one)

Then we had free time again, like 20 minutes, because Pilar and Sarah had to buy the dinner. Do you know what it was? Yes, of course! Fish & Chips! Although some of us chose Chicken & Chips, but anyway, it was delicious. 


When we finished we had a little more free time until 18:30, when we took the dart again to return to "our" houses. 

It was a really nice day!


Ronda Chunhong Casado Vidal

jueves, 12 de julio de 2018

3rd of July

Sports & the Howth Quiz


On Tuesday 3rd of July, my group and I went to school and we arrived at 9:00. Then we were doing Zumba with a teacher for one hour. It was difficult but lots of fun! 

Some others were dancing in the gym. They were learning to do Irish Dancing. 

Later my group was divided because many people wanted to play soccer. 

In the evening, we went to the village that was next to the sea. The village was called Howth. We went to the village to do a quiz. We responded to many questions that we had to ask the questions to the people who lived there. It was very funny and entertaining . Then we returned home.

Alejandro Soriano Tabasco

English Classes

Our English Classes


In the beginning, we start the first class at 9:30. We usually do a listening that is a song, for example grenade, crazy in love and love song. We have to fill in the gaps. 
Afterwards we have to do a speaking, for example about the holidays, our ideal partner and our ideal first date. 
In addiction we see a video, for example about the types of personality. 
Then we have a break time for 15 minutes after that we have our second class where we sometimes play some games, for example role plays. 
We also prepare some projects to present every Friday. And the last Friday we are going to do an exam to see what things we have learnt. Finally we finish our classes at 12:45.

Nazaret Martin Galves

lunes, 9 de julio de 2018

EPIC Museum

EPIC MUSEUM

Hi, I'm Paula and I'm going to write about the first five rooms of the Epic museum in Dublin.

The first room is an introduction to the country and it also has a board with typical landscapes of Ireland. 

The second room talks about how the Irish people left Ireland, for example: in the eighteenth century, they went in ships and the journey lasted five months but in the twentieth century, they could go by plane.

The third room talks about the arrival of the Irish people to the new countries and it also has screens which show some people explaining why they had to leave.

The fourth and the fifth rooms talk about why the Irish people had to leave their country. Some of them did it on their own because they wanted to travel, to teach poor children in other countries etc. The others fled because of the Great Famine (1845-1852) or to find a better job.


Hi I’m Cristina and I’m going to write about the following five rooms of the Epic Museum in Dublin. 

The sixth room talks about the conflicts in which Ireland were involved. These conflicts were usually at home against England, because of these wars many people went abroad to live. 
On the floor of this room, you can observe the names of some regiments and their symbols.
In this room, there are also two interactive tables that show you the stories of how Irish soldiers fought in conflicts far away from home.

The seventh room is called State and Society. This room talks about the laws that the Catholics and Irish Presbyterians had to follow. The laws were created by the English Government. 

The next three rooms talk about Irish and people with Irish offsprings who are highlighted, for example, in sports, in cinema, in literature, in music and so on. 

In the eighth room, there’s a collage with famous Irish people for example Tony McCoy, John F. Kennedy or Grace Kelly.

The ninth room talks about athletics and Irish people. You can use the interactive table to learn more about Irish sports or Irish sportsmen. 

The tenth room is about Gaelic sports which are the most famous sports in Ireland for example gaelic football, hurling and handball. 


Hi, I'm Amor and I'm going to discuss the next five rooms of the museum.

The name of the eleventh room is Discovering and Inventing. It shows you about the most important Irish minds from the last two centuries that have been necessary to achieve new goals in history, especially in medicine, technology and astronomy. 

The twelfth room is called Leading Change. In this gallery, you can hear some of the great speeches given by Irish emigrants that have inspired people to fight for causes or demand their rights, such as women’s equality.

The next gallery is Achieving Infamy. This is where you can see and read about the most infamy characters in the history of Ireland. If you want to know more juicy details, you just have to play a game on the big screen at the bottom of the gallery.

The fourteenth room is called Music and Dance. First, you find the process that Irish music has gone through up until now with some of thess musical instruments and musicians. If you keep walking along this room, you will find the most spectacular dancers in Irish dance and how they share the tradition with following generations.

Hi, I'm Mario and going to explain the last five rooms of the Epic Museum of Dublin.

The fifteenth room talks about food and drink in Ireland. It is decorated like the Irish pubs in London because the pubs are around the world, serving as an Irish embassy. In addition to this, at the sides there are two screenswith questions so we will know how much we know about the pubs.

The sixteenth room talks about how Ireland had a great influence on art and popular culture. This is seen in Philip Treacy, an Irish designer who has created hats for British royalty and for Harry Potter films.

The seventeenth room talks about the influence of Ireland in the narrative, and of writers like James Joyce, whose narrative has influenced comics, actors, speakers and poets.

The eighteenth room is the continuation of the previous one. Here we can find two interactive books that talk about Irish literature and illuminated books on the shelves that narrate fragments of the text.

In the nineteenth room, we can see the different Irish parties which are celebrated around the world, because the Irish love a good party!

Finally, the twentieth room is the last room in the museum, this explains the name of the museum, EPIC, which means Every Person Is Connected.

Paula López de Toro Sánchez

Cristina Díez García

Amor Burgos Herance

Mario Martin Galan

Thursday 5th July


Thursday 5th July


At 9:30, we started classes in St Paul's College. At 13:00, we had lunch with the teachers and at 13:30, there were some sports to do: hurling, football and yoga.


Hurling is an Irish sport. It is played with a stick and a ball. In this sport, we had to hit the ball as far as we could. 


The people who did yoga, were doing stretches and positions like the cat or the dog ones.


Some people played football. They had a football tournaments in teams.


At 16:00, we went home to have a shower and have dinner. At 19:30, we all met at SuperValu to go to the disco together. We had a really good time there and at 21:40, we left the disco to go to our houses.

Laura Aparicio Sanzol

Howth Quiz