Seeing the Priceless Parts of Ireland

Jun 14, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_MadelineMessina_Dublin_Headshot.pngMadeline Messina is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An Advertising major and a French and Francophone Studies minor at the University of Florida, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Madeline talks about using the DART to see sites surrounding Dublin, and why the most memorable ones were free.


One of the most alluring aspects of Ireland is it’s wild, rugged, untamed natural landscape. In Dublin, it is easy to forget about the untouched countryside when swallowed by the mass of pubs, hotels and shops. I love Dublin. I feel such an energy in the city. But it doesn’t compare to the feeling of complete freedom when walking through the emerald hillside.

This past weekend I used my DART card to travel to different areas in County Dublin. The first location we visited was the Powerscourt Estate and Gardens. It cost us 6€.

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Summer2017_From Madeline Messina Powerscourt Estate.jpg

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