So, our last day in Dungarvan, before flying back to the States, was the most perfect day. We had perfect weather, and I opted to spend it wandering the town taking pictures so I would always remember it.
I’m warning you now: this post contains lots of pictures. Peruse at your own risk!
Before I was able to escape and go take pictures, we had the opportunity to meet the Sisters of Mercy, from where my university in the states gets its name. I was actually pretty excited to meet them since their convent was in Dungarvan.
They were the sweetest bunch of ladies ever! They had a tea ready for us, with snacks, when we got there, and we had the chance to just talk to them.
It was really nice to experience their hospitality and see where my university got its roots! After we were finished with the Sisters, we set off to take some final pictures of our beautiful Dungarvan!
We heard that Sammy the Seal was back on the surfboard in the Bay, we decided to start our picture taking there.
I also got one last picture of the place that had been my home for the past few months: The Park Hotel.
We hiked back towards the harbor to get some pictures of the buildings along the water. We had frequented many of the pubs on this stretch of road.
The nice thing about our last day was that all the boats had docked in the harbor. It was so colorful and so pretty to see! It made our last day really special since it seemed like all the boats showed up just for us that day!
And because I’m me… enjoy the next collection of pictures! I think by now you all know I can’t take a nice picture ever!
After we were done goofing around here, we set off around the corner to walk past our favorite pubs and reminisce about the good nights we had there.
We turned down a street and I snapped a few quick pics of the main street of Dungarvan. I loved all the colorful buildings!
We continued down past the white building at the end, and ended up on the other side of harbor. We could see the church on Abbeyside from where we were, and we reminisced on all the times we hiked over there because it’s beautiful!
From here, we could look out past the harbor into the open ocean. It was lovely to see the wide open expanse of ocean and land!
It was nice to have these signs identifying the birds. They were birds that we had seen all the time we were there, so it was nice to be able to put a name to the beak, so to speak.
Since we never had the chance to go into Dungarvan Castle, I decided I needed a picture in front of the castle doors.
I got another picture of the wall that commemorates the people who died in WWI. We attended a ceremony to see a new name added.
We stopped in the main square and I grabbed a few pictures of the buildings around here. We crossed through this square everyday on our way to class.
We took off home after this as it started to rain on us. It was a perfect last day! I got so many great pictures of the places around town that I had come to love!
Stay tuned to hear about how we spent our last night in Dungarvan, and hear where I’m headed next!