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Trip to the Burren

On Thursday, April 4th, a group of young enthusiastic Geography students set out in the early hours of the morning for a day of fun and adventure with a little bit of education thrown on the side.
First stop of the day was at the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, one of the most visited tourist spots in Ireland, where students viewed magnificent coastal features and enjoyed some quality time in the renowned visitor centre.

Students by the cliffs of Moher

Next, it was on to the Aillwee Caves where a very warm welcome was received from a past student of Scoil Mhuire, Lorna Cronin. At the caves, students ventured underground to see the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and pillars.

students at Aillwee caves

After the visit, the journey continued through the karst landscape of the Burren. Here we walked along the limestone pavement and experienced first-hand, the effects of chemical weathering.

karst landscape of the Burren
At the end of the day, we returned back to Scoil Mhuire, exhausted but happy after experiencing a lovely day, which brought our learning to life as to see the places, in reality, is so much more rewarding than looking at a picture and we look forward to hearing of the adventures of the geography classes to come.

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