Land of the Leprechauns

I’m pretty sure I stole that title from a friend’s Facebook photo album, but I can’t remember whose. So if I stole that from you, sorry.

Hello, friends!

This past spring break, I had the opportunity to travel to Ireland with some of the greatest people on the planet. (Those people are the members of my choir, Union University Singers). I thought I’d use this opportunity to share some of my favorite photos with you guys, so here we go!

This is our route!

This is our route!

This was taken at our first stop, Clonmacnoise. We stopped here after our 8+ hours of flying and a multiple hour long busride. Still, it was beautiful.

This was taken at our first stop, Clonmacnoise. We stopped here after our 8+ hours of flying and a multiple hour long busride. Still, it was beautiful.

This is my sweet friend (and roommate for the trip) Caisie and myself at Clonmacnoise!

This is my sweet friend (and roommate for the trip) Caisie and myself at Clonmacnoise!

These are my friends Adrienne, Jake and I when we went to visit Kylemore Abbey on our second day in Ireland. We were able to explore the Abbey and our choir even got to sing in a little church on the grounds!

These are my friends Adrienne, Jake and I when we went to visit Kylemore Abbey on our second day in Ireland. We were able to explore the Abbey and our choir even got to sing in a little church on the grounds!

This is my friend Kenan posing elegantly with me in some super classy chairs at Kylemore Abbey.

This is my friend Kenan posing elegantly with me in some super classy chairs at Kylemore Abbey.

While exploring the grounds of Kylemore Abbey, we found this super awesome creek which led to a gorgeous waterfall. What an adventure! In this picture, you'll see my friends Cameron and Cedric helping Caisie get over some particularly slippery rocks.

While exploring the grounds of Kylemore Abbey, we found this super awesome creek which led to a gorgeous waterfall. What an adventure!
In this picture, you’ll see my friends Cameron and Cedric helping Caisie get over some particularly slippery rocks.

This was taken on my birthday when our choir visited the Cliffs of Moher! These are my friends munchin' on some lunch! The girls from left to right: Hallie, Caisie, Adrienne. The boys from left to right: Jake, Ben, Phil, Cameron.

This was taken on my birthday when our choir visited the Cliffs of Moher!
These are my friends munchin’ on some lunch!
The girls from left to right: Hallie, Caisie, Adrienne.
The boys from left to right: Jake, Ben, Phil, Cameron.

This is a photo taken from the Cliffs of Moher. As you can see, it was GORGEOUS. Pictures can't capture the majesty of this place. I was so happy to get to see this place on my birthday.

This is a photo taken from the Cliffs of Moher. As you can see, it was GORGEOUS.
Pictures can’t capture the majesty of this place.
I was so happy to get to see this place on my birthday.

This is another one from the cliffs of Moher. It was one of my favorite places, so of course I had to choose 2 pictures from there.

This is another one from the cliffs of Moher.
It was one of my favorite places, so of course I had to choose 2 pictures from there.

Everyone sang to me at dinner on my birthday!

Everyone sang to me at dinner on my birthday!

That's us on a poster in Killarney!

That’s us on a poster in Killarney!

Look at Jake, bein' a model. What a good friend.

Look at Jake, bein’ a model. What a good friend.

WHAAAAT? I MEAN REALLY. That's Ireland's terrain. Like everywhere. I didn't even edit this.

WHAAAAT? I MEAN REALLY. That’s Ireland. Like everywhere. I didn’t edit this. It’s just NATURALLY that beautiful.

These are statues in Dublin, Ireland. This realistic, somber work of art represents people who starved to the point of death during the Irish potato famine.

These are statues in Dublin, Ireland. This realistic, somber work of art represents people who starved to the point of death during the Irish potato famine.

This is just one of many stacks of books in the library of Trinity College.

This is just one of many stacks of books in the library of Trinity College.

I had to just give you guys a picture of this incredible bunch: University Singers.

I had to just give you guys a picture of this incredible bunch: Union University Singers.

I am grateful for the time I got to spend in Ireland with some of my best friends. These people have become so close to me, and I love them a ton and a half. We reach incredible heights together under the leadership of Dr. Chris Mathews, and I’m proud to say I was a member of this magnificent choir.

Until next time,

with love ❤

Kelsey McFarland

Psalms 8:1-5

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