International club details summer trip to Ireland, Scotland


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The 2019 International Club left on June 3 and returned on June 15. In total there were 13 members that went to Ireland and Scotland summer trip.

The 2019 International Club went to Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland this summer. The members stopped by Shannon, Killarney, Blarney, Dublin and Belfast in Ireland and Cami Ryan, Edinburgh, the highlands and Glasgow in Scotland.  

 “There were 13 of us in total, six adults and seven kids,” co-sponsor Lora Haynes said.  

Members of the club departed for their trip on June 3 and returned on June 15. Throughout the trip in Ireland, the club was able to do many things, such as visit the Ring of Kerry, the Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel, the Glendalough Ruins, plus have a Dublin city tour, go to the bog museum, see a sheep-dog demonstration, learn about Irish music and see dancing shows. In Belfastthe club had a guided tour and saw historical and political murals.  

“Being able to experience a large city in a foreign country with two of my closest friends was incredible,” junior Yesenia Maldonado said.  

In Scotland, the group went to the Robert Burns cottage and museum, University of Stirling, Edinburg Castle, Stirling Castle, a scenic drive through Trossachs, visited Loch Katrine, drove up to the Highlands, a cruise to the Urquhart Castle, and the Glencoe Visitor’s Centre. 

Haynes said she had never been to both of the countries before. She enjoyed seeing the topography of the land and found the different territories and terrains to be beautiful.  

“I learned that there’s more to the world than this small town has to offer,” Maldonado said. “I want to experience new cultures and meet new people and what better way than to travel.”