I can't believe that this is already our second week in Dublin. Friday half of our time here is already over. First I have to correct something from my last blogpost. Fortunately it turned out that we don't have to pay 8 € per day for public transportation, as the fee gets cheaper every time we take a bus.
On Monday morning Kathi and I went to the agency for a short introduction in our internship program. Luckily we had the whole afternoon free to explore Dublin and to enjoy the sun, because we only had to be at the company at the next day. On Tuesday we went to Uniformal for the first time, Uniformal is a company that manufactures and sells workwear in Ireland. First we got a little tour through the showroom, the office and the atelier where the clothes are manufactured. After some minor tasks I got a larger more time-consuming project, I were told to work out a detailed analysis of the websites of some competitors in the field of aprons. I know that doesn’t sound too interesting and to be honest it is really exhausting to look through websites all day long, but I think it is interesting as some companies put a lot of effort into the design of their websites. I see it as a chance to learn about fashionable, high quality aprons, who knows maybe this knowledge will be helpful someday?
Kathi and I came here with a long bucket list with sights which we want to visit, so we spent most of our free time exploring the city. I can really recommend visiting the Marsh's library, which is a lovely little place next to the St. Stephens cathedral. In comparison to the long room of the old library in Trinity college, it isn’t crowded at all, so you can walk through without any stress. Last Sunday we went on a bus tour to Glendalough, the Wicklow mountains and Kilkenny, it was a great tour and it was very nice to get out of the city and into the famous nature of Ireland.