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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Gale Force at Bray Head

Wind whipped sea foam at your face, so hard it felt like hail pricking your face. Two girls who stopped for a photo by the shale beachside had their hair blown together into a tangled mess. On ground level the wind was reaching up to 30 mph in Bray. Orientation weekend was going along smoothly. […]

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Hike to the Hell Fire Club

On the 12th of October, a group of Champlain students rolled out of bed early to take a Sunday stroll up into the Dublin Mountains. They followed the roads and pathways through the woods walked 200 years earlier by Dublin gentry to the infamous Hell fire Club, once a place of revelry and occult practice. […]

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Traveling Outside the City

By: Julianna Pratt, ’16 // Early Childhood and Elementary Education For me, I have never been much of a city person. I’ve never been able to go to the city for more than a weekend, yet here I am in the city. It took a lot of getting used to at first; the noisy pedestrians, […]

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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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