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Zurich airport

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 24 - 2014

We’ve safely arrived and checked in at Zurich airport. Our flight departs at 15.05 Swiss time and we land in Dublin at twenty past four. 🙂

Jamie, Joseph and Thomas at the airport

  1. Have a good trip and see you all soon!

  2. Enjoy the last leg of the trip.

  3. Have a great trip home:-) Amy.

  4. Greetings from Hollymount National School, Rathmore. Co. Kerry. Some fantastic activities taking place in your school. Hope you enjoyed your trip!

St. Margrethen

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 24 - 2014

We’re waiting at St. Margrethen train station in Switzerland for our 10.20 train to Zurich airport.

Waiting at St. Margrethen in Switzerland for our train to Zurich.

  1. Looking forward to seeing you all. Safe journey.

Our visit to Bregenz and Lake Constance

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 24 - 2014

On Friday we visited Bregenz on the shores of Lake Constance. We had a great day shopping and playing in the park. 🙂

Our final day in the Alps.

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 22 - 2014

On Tuesday night we had a disco in the dining room and next day we went pony riding.  We also played soccer in the park and had great fun on the swings and zip wire.  We then packed for our departure on Wednesday morning. We left Schoppernau at 9.30 and moved on to our next destination which is a town called Hard on the river Rhine and very close to Lake Constance.  We’re now staying at Junges Youth Hostel, Hard.

  1. looks like your having a great time. Don’t forget to bring me back something ;). Evan Flynn.

  2. Looks like great fun.

  3. A new jockey for gortskehy:)Amy.

Schoppernau Adventure Centre

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 20 - 2014

Here are some more photos from Schoppernau Adventure Centre which we visited yesterday. When we got back to our accommodation we played football with some of the other pupils and then we found a football table which we played until the torch-light procession which began at 9.30. Some torches were handed out to the pupils and we took turns holding them as we walked around the outskirts of the village.  This morning we hiked to a waterfall and took a trek on some of the slopes overlooking Shoppernau. The farmers here are busy saving hay. We had other activities in the afternoon and tonight there will be a disco!

  1. Still in shock from the sight of you all in mid air!! Not good for a parent’s heart!!! Are you back on solid ground today? Mr. O’Beirn is very brave. Enjoy yourselves, you are having a great adventure.

  2. Thanks for the great photos every day. It looks like you all are having a ball.

  3. Hi there. Fantastic pictures.’ Looks like brilliant fun, James wondering where is the picture of P.J. on the zip wire???

  4. Lynda Forde says:

    Looks fanatic ye lucky things

  5. Lynda Forde says:

    Looks fanatic ye lucky things

Our first day in Schoppernau

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 19 - 2014

Today we went to Schoppernau.  We are staying in an apartment with a kitchenette. The boys have a bunk bed and and taking one night each to sleep on top!  For lunch we had vegetable soup followed by spaghetti with red sauce and custard for dessert. Afterwards we travelled by bus to an adventure centre in the mountains. We went on a zip wire across a gorge, walked on rope bridges, learned how to abseil and had a short trek through a forest. There was some snow there but today the weather was nice and warm.  Our friends from Hohenheim in Strasbourg arrived in the afternoon and this evening everyone is playing games outside.

  1. Hi there. Looks like you are having a fantastic time. The zip wire looks like great fun, hope Mr O Beirn and P.J. had a turn too.

  2. Wow!! Looks like you are having great fun. You are all very brave too!!! did the camera man have a go?

Schattenburg Castle and Wildpark Feldkirch

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 18 - 2014

Today we had breakfast at 9am. We met our co-ordinator Gerald Grahammer at 9.30. Then we went to Feldkirch by train and visited Schattenburg Castle which is situated high above the town. First we went to the musuem which showed the history of the castle which was built over 600 years ago. Then we went to the castle restaurant for lunch. We all had Schattenschnitzel which is a famous dish from Schattenburg Castle – it’s flattened, breaded chicken which is then fried. Next we went to Wildpark Feldkirch where we saw lots of animals native to Austria. We then had some ice cream and went back to the hotel. The weather is really warm – it was 23 degrees today. We leave for the mountains tomorrow at 7.15!  Joseph, Jamie, Thomas 🙂

  1. Boys day out… comparing notes on livestock, checking out sports cars and a nice big dinner. looks like you are having fun. I believe some of you even ended up in handcuffs !!!!

We’ve arrived!

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 17 - 2014

We've arrived at Hotel Meindl.

Waiting for our train from Zurich to St. Margarethen.

On the train from Zurich to St. Margarethen.

We’ve arrived safe and sound. Everything went as planned. We’re especially grateful to Eva and Monika for meeting us at the train and taking us to the hotel. Unpacking at the moment and will go for a stroll around Lustenau later. 🙂

Ready for departure.

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 17 - 2014

Waiting at Dublin airport for our flight to Zurich.

Ready to fly from Dublin to Zurich!

  1. Hope you all have a great time

Schoppernau livecam

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 15 - 2014
Schoppernau - our Alpine desitnation.

Schoppernau – our Alpine desitnation.

We are ready for our Austrian adventure which begins on Saturday. The above livecam feed is updated occasionally throughout the day (you may need to refresh your browser or just press F5). The latest weather report promises a clear day on Sunday (19°C) rising to (25°C) on Tuesday. We will be staying at Hotel Meindl in Lustenau on the Austian-Swiss border before travelling with our Volksschule Lustenau friends to Schoppernau in the Alps.

  1. Have a great time..