After finally rolling out of bed, into the shower, and then out the door to head downstairs for some breakfast, we drove a short while to visit The Abbey Well and tie something onto the wishing tree. Since I came without any string, I improvised with a long blade of grass. (Biodegradable, woohoo!) There were all kinds of object tied up there. Socks, ribbon, shoes, and even a pair of underwear! We saw some swans swimming out by the boats, which facilitated us into a discussion about the Children of Lir, an old mythological story that tells of a step mom that was very jealous of the love and attention her new husbands gives to his kids. In a fit of rage, she turns them into swans for 900 years, only allowing them to use their human voices at night. The swans are a symbol of your wishes and desires in Irish mythology, and I adore that.
We then went to the Donegal castle; a castle built 6,000 years ago, but was still standing. I felt very sick during the tour and had to leave, but from what I heard, it was very well preserved, and renovations are done constantly in order to maintain this historic monument.
Then, it was time for lunch in the Diamond Square! A group of us form HCC decided to stick together, which has very refreshing. I slowly feel like we’re opening up our doors to others and are reaching out in order to get to know each other a little better. Once lunch was a wrap, we all dispersed to buy some gifts for family members and loved ones, and I feel like a scored big time! So many goodies and didn’t spend very much!
I look forward to tomorrow’s adventures. A group of us are going to try to have a walk on the beach prior to breakfast, but that all depends on how tiered I am when I wake up in the morning. Goodnight!