Nathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.
In this week's post, Nathan shows us four places he's traveled in Ireland outside of Dublin.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my experiences venturing through some of Ireland’s other cities Such as Galway, Cork, Limerick and, most recently, Belfast. While you might picture cobblestone streets, colourful storefronts, and elegant Georgian buildings when you think of Ireland, though, they’re probably not the first images that pop into your head. Even though I knew I was moving to the city, I couldn’t help the image I had of castles nestled within the rolling green countryside along the harsh but beautiful Atlantic coastline. It took me far too long to actually leave the city, but over the past 2 weeks I’ve been able to travel across the country and explore all four Ireland’s coasts. I visited sites like Giant’s Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher with my fiancée, who came across the ocean from Ohio to visit me on her spring break, and I’ve spent afternoons trekking through the mountains and along the coast near Dublin. Even though I grew up on the beautiful coast of Maine, Ireland has countless natural and historical marvels that outshine anything in my home state. There’s plenty of Irish charm and fun to be had in the cities and villages, but if you’re in the area, don’t miss the chance to visit 7 of Ireland’s most amazing natural wonders.
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