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Ireland Update- Day Seven

Pride of the Mountains to Ireland: Day 7

On Sunday morning, you could feel the excitement in the hustle and bustle in the hotel lobby as students prepared for the parade. Some students were half-dressed in their uniforms and enjoying their last Irish breakfast while others did their hair and added decorative makeup to their faces.  

Ireland Update- Day Six

Pride of the Mountains to Ireland: Day 6

Saturday started out as a rainy morning. The band loaded up the buses and departed for a short trip downtown to Trinity College where they would visit the Book of Kells and later went to Taylors Three Rock for a night of food, music and dancing.  

Ireland Update- Day Five

Pride of the Mountains to Ireland: Day 5

The band had a slightly earlier start this morning because they would be making an almost 4-hour journey to the west coast of Ireland to visit the Cliffs of Moher. When they departed Dublin, it was looking like it would be another cloudy and rainy day.   

Ireland Update- Day Four

Pride of the Mountains to Ireland: Day 4

On Thursday, March 14th, Pride of the Mountains journeyed from Dublin down to Kilkenny where they put on an energetic performance for a crowd of visitors and local school children. They also toured Kilkenny Castle and explored the shops.   

Ireland Update- Day Three

Pride of the Mountains to Ireland: Day 3

On day 3 of the trip, Pride of the Mountains weathered the rain to experience Gaelic Games and tour the Guinness Storehouse.   

Ireland Update- Day one and two

Pride of the Mountains to Ireland: Day 1 and 2

The Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been selected as one of two U.S bands to represent the United States at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ireland! They will also have the opportunity to visit many iconic sights during their trip. Follow along on Pride of the Mountains social media channels!  

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