In the early hours of a very wet Saturday morning, 30 young people and 6 leaders boarded a bus in West Cork heading for Dublin.
On arrival the group visited St Patrick’s Cathedral, the National Cathedral of the Church fo Ireland, where some of them were fortunate enough to witness a group being taught the art of bell ringing in the Tower.
Some of the group toured Dublin on the open top Viking Tour Bus and, despite pouring rain, thoroughly enjoyed themselves with an expert tour guide and a dip in the canal. The rest of the group headed to the Aviva Stadium where a guide showed them around the grounds and gave a talk about the history and background of the Stadium.
After Christmas Shopping in Dundrum the group took part in a Church Service in Clontarf. The Rev Canon Patrick Bamber from Calry in Sligo was the guest speaker. Everyone enjoyed pizza and tray bake treats before playing party games and taking part in a disco.
Before returning to West Cork on Sunday morning the group attended Morning Service in Clontarf. The weekend was arranged by Amy McCrea with help from the Rev Lesley Robinson and the parishioners of Clontarf.
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