Tag Archives: Hiking

Fire, Brimstone and Spectacular Views

On Sunday a group of Champlain Abroad Dublin students hopped on a bus and traveled outside of Dublin City to the foot of Montepelier Hill. Ciaran, our Head Resident and Activities Coordinator, led the short hike to the peak and the infamous Hellfire Club, an abandoned hunting lodge said to have been host to wild parties […]

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Hiking Howth

Northeast of Dublin, no more than thirty minutes on the DART, local train service, is the coastal village of Howth. The village isn’t one of those well-kept secrets we all hope to stumble upon in our travels; it was pretty crowded with tourists on the Saturday that I went. Still, if you want to get […]

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Rain, goats and hiking in Glendalough

This weekend began early Friday morning when we boarded a Champlain Abroad Dublin-sponsored coach to Glendalough in Wicklow County National Park (where “Braveheart” was filmed) to hike for the day. Named the Irish word for “The Valley of the Two Lakes,” Glendalough was just as beautiful as it’s name implied. We learned that it was once a […]

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