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Published: February 7th 2015
Today a group of us international students went to the small fishing village of Dunmore East about 30 minutes from Waterford. We mainly saw the beautiful landscape that was around the town. Our first stop was at two different coves outside the town that were beautiful before we headed into town and walked the coastal path for about two hours. The path gave us spectacular views of the rugged coastline and in some parts we were able to make our way down to the water's edge and to the cliff face. On a beautiful summer day, I would have walked the entire path as the views were breathtaking, but it was cloudy and cold today so about two hours sufficed. After we got back to Dunmore East we stopped and grabbed a bite to eat at the Bay Cafe. I got the seafood chowder and it was very good. Once we got back to Waterford, Sarah Ro and myself made a stop at Blackfriars; yes I have an obsession, before we went to mass at the oldest cathedral in Ireland. The mass was nice, but I must say, I was rather shocked at how few people were there. As I have
Dunmore East Harbor
come to realize/believe, religion especially the Catholic religion does not play such an important role in modern day Europe. I found this interesting and at the same time sad. Europe has a plethora of beautiful Catholic churches and cathedrals and yet the youth are not attending and soon I fear that they will be empty and the beautiful pieces of art that the buildings are themselves along with the actual art they house will fall into disrepair. Maybe something will change, but we can only hope that the buildings and art are maintained.
The pictures are from those I took today in Dunmore East.
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