Day 2: Arrival

Tuesday, October 9th

 Our flight to Dublin arrived over 30 minutes early! We started our descent just as the sun began to rise.

Our flight to Dublin arrived over 30 minutes early! We started our descent just as the sun began to rise.

 Then it’s onto the bus, our noble chariot for the week.

Then it’s onto the bus, our noble chariot for the week.

 We drove through the countryside to the town of Galway.

We drove through the countryside to the town of Galway.

 Since it was too early to check into the hotel, we took a cruise on the Corrib River. Galway Cathedral is the backdrop to our departure. We’ll sing Mass there in a couple days.

Since it was too early to check into the hotel, we took a cruise on the Corrib River. Galway Cathedral is the backdrop to our departure. We’ll sing Mass there in a couple days.

 Scones and Irish coffee for all!

Scones and Irish coffee for all!

 On the River Corrib we come across many ancient landmarks, including castles!

On the River Corrib we come across many ancient landmarks, including castles!

 Despite traveling for almost 24hrs, the group is in good spirits.

Despite traveling for almost 24hrs, the group is in good spirits.

 Our boat cruise concluded with a demonstration on traditional Irish dance.

Our boat cruise concluded with a demonstration on traditional Irish dance.

 We ended the day with dinner at the Clayton hotel. After dinner we serenaded patrons with an impromptu rehearsal in the lobby.

We ended the day with dinner at the Clayton hotel. After dinner we serenaded patrons with an impromptu rehearsal in the lobby.

Now it’s time to retire, refresh, and get ready for tomorrow!