Felipe Guapo - “Calling for some countryside adventure”


Felipe Guapo

My name is Felipe Guapo, I am a 23 year old Brazilian science graduate and I have just begun my time abroad living in Ireland.

When you think about going to the beach you might rarely consider a country with moderately cold weather as your ultimate destination. That is probably due to the fact that most times we think about beaches, we are actually thinking about swimming in the sea and sunbathing.

Now what else could we do at the beach? You might want to ask me.

Well, it is safe to say that it all depends on your main interests but the range of possibilities can be very broad.

Portrane Beach View

Portrane beach view 

In this post, I am going to tell you a little bit about my last adventure in the Irish countryside and suggest a few places that you can visit to make that little time off at the weekends unforgettable.

It was just 9 o'clock in the morning when four buses, packed with students, left the Maynooth University campus towards a small town in the north of Dublin, called Portrane.

Portrane Seaside

Portrane seaside

The students were a big group of third-year undergraduates tasked with a series of activities that would help them to understand a little bit more about the biodiversity found in the sea shores in Ireland. And I was there guiding them through most of the day.