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Befrienders Dublin Annual Holiday – Bundoran 2015

August 26th, 2015

In July 2015, Befrienders Dublin had their Annual Holiday in Bundoran. The weather was typically Irish (changeable), but we always had something to do. We took part in lots of interesting activities such as Horse-riding, Body-boarding and Sea-kayaking. We went to the cinema, to live music gigs and we also went on shopping outings to Sligo town. We had great fun splashing about on the many water slides in Waterworld Bundoran. On the last night we had a lovely meal in The Peak Restaurant with its beautiful panoramic sea views of Donegal Bay.

Thanks to Ann, Joseph & Tommy and many thanks to Georgina & all the Staff of Bundoran Holiday Centre.

Andrew’s Story

The day of the holiday which I had been looking forward to for so long had arrived. The train journey down to Bundoran passed in a background of lovely scenery and lovely chats with my companions. I was to be staying in a hostel which turned out to be more like a hotel.

When I arrived in the hostel which was a stone throw from the beach, our holiday facilitator Ann wrote down the list of activities we could choose to do on the holiday. There was a wide range of choices and I was especially looking forward to doing kayaking which I had not done since childhood.

The highlight for me was the horse riding, which passed through lovely scenery at a leisurely pace. My horse was called plodder (for a reason!), but the wind-swept long grass and sight of the beach really lifted my spirits after being so long in “the big smoke.”

The nights out in Bundoran were full of fun as we hit the pubs and clubs. The group had a good bond of friendship. The meals at the hotel were excellent. On our last day we went to a posh restaurant and I enjoyed my meal there as well as the beautiful view of the sea.

The holiday was a wonderful experience for me.  I would recommend going  on holiday with the befrienders group.

Andrew Gray

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