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On Wednesday, 2nd October we all got on the bus to depart from the school at 10am. We headed to Moville then on to Greencastle.
The Foyle Hotel:
We arrived at the Foyle Hotel and met the owner and head chef, Brian McDermott. He gave us a talk about his experience in the food industry, the importance of food, food development and nutrition in the diet. He also mentioned how wellbeing and mindfulness is very important in everyday life. Brian is currently writing his third cook book. His last book 'Donegal Table' won the prize in China for the best cook book in the world in 2019. We then got back on the bus and made our way to the Moville Boutique Hostel.
Moville Boutique Hostel:
At the hostel we met Cressida the owner and her co-worker who showed us around the premises. They told us the differences between a hostel and a hotel and how hostels have changes in the past few years. They explained how they have a self-catering kitchen and they grow some vegetables in the garden that the residents can cook. They have a great variety of rooms to cater for couples and families. They also have a games room that children (or adults) can use.
The oldest bridge in Ireland is located here which is a good attraction for the hostel. They also have a farm with rabbits, goats and chickens. They also have a fairy door trail. Then we went back on the bus and headed to the Maritime Museum in Greencastle.
The plan was that we were supposed to have a talk first, but everyone’s hunger got the better of them and the plans changed. We got our food first in the cafe - soup and sandwiches. Some tables needed a few extra trays of sandwiches...After lunch we went into the planetarium and Rose Marie gave us a talk on the maritime museum itself, the history and some of the artefacts on show there. After the short talk we watched a documentary called Dynamic Earth.
Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium is located at the Old Coast Guard Station on the banks of the River Foyle. The museum has a collection of artefacts and exhibitions of all things maritime. Included in the themes are shipwrecks, fishing and emigration.
It was a fun, informative day in Moville and Greencastle.