Everyone was on the bus on time this morning and we had another fun ferry ride back to Northern Ireland and then bus back to Dublin where we will fly home from tomorrow.
A last group photo was taken in front of Taylors Three Rock, an Irish restaurant, bar and music hall where we all enjoyed a fine Irish dinner, Irish music and dancing. You'll have to check out the videos on Facebook. The Irish musicians really appreciated our group and got them involved in the music making and dancing. They said they usually have large tables of French, Belgium, Chinese tourists who are tired and communication is difficult. Tonight was fun for all!
Allan delivered our appreciation for the fabulous bus drivers, Patrick and Noel, who have been with us for the whole tour, our guides, Orla and Catherine, and Sara Stanton from Cara Travel in Boston who made the arrangements, the wonderful parents who came along, the amazing group of chaperones who got along and were so good with the students, Neil for the great job he did with the Jazz Septet, and the students who really made the whole tour possible, with support from their parents.
We are already thinking about the next tour/s and want feedback from the participants this year. We also want everyone's best photos which we will post on this blog when we get home!