On Monday the 28th of August, 4M and 4T left for Achill Outdoor Education Centre on Achill Island off the coast of County Mayo. We made the journey there by bus and it took about five hours. On the bus we were divided into rooms. There were four other girls in my room. We arrived around lunchtime and we gathered in a common room for a lunch of soup, salad and sandwiches. The instructors gave us groups and then we were told what activities we would be doing over the next three days. I was in group D with a mixture of girls from 4M and 4T. Group D went out kayaking that afternoon with two instructors. We had lots of fun and we got to jump into a bog. That evening we went out for a long walk in the boggy mountains through lots of bushes and low hanging trees. After lunch, my group went canoeing. We swam in the lazy river and jumped off the banks. That evening we took part in a “Selfie Hunt” which produced a good few strange pictures!
On Wednesday morning we were up bright and early to pack our bags. After a satisfying breakfast we set off to the beach for surfing. It was good fun. A few girls managed to stand up and multi task by watching out for the jellyfish too!! I loved surfing and hope to try it again in the future.
On the bus back to Dublin we played music, sang and chatted. The Achill trip was most definitely exhausting but it was well worth it.
A big thanks to Ms Moran, Ms Curtis and Mr McDonnell for accompanying us and a major thank you to Ms Crinion for organising the trip.
Tara O’Sullivan ( 4T)