Bundoran for Easter

Having 2 days off DYS for Easter, seemed like a good idea to book a wee trip to Bundoran. Donegal’s most southerly town and Ireland’s premier seaside resort is aptly nick-named “Fundoran” due to its excellent surfing and family friendly amusements and activities 😃 We did not adventure that much, instead we took our time to explore the Fairy Bridges and the beaches the Irish coastline has to offer.

Needles to say, it was amazing, felt like summer was right around the corner!

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Love,

Maria C.

‘The Greatest Show’ Celebration Event [Photo Gallery]

Donegal Youth Service’s annual ‘Celebration Event’ took place this year on Thursday the 11th of April in An Grianán Theatre. The annual event aims to highlight the achievements of young people, volunteers, youth clubs and Donegal Youth Service Projects from the past year.

This year the theme was ‘The Greatest Showman’ and it was chosen because the message of the film is something that is very close to our hearts. Being unique&different is portrayed in a positive way and society should be able to accept everyone as they are.

All 3 of us had the honor to be interview on stage by the amazing host, Kai McHugh. Also, we were part of the media team and we were in charge of immortalizing the event throughout the night, under Layla’s direct supervision ❤ Check out the photo gallery below!

Love,

Maria C.

Berliners for five days and spring welcoming

Hello everyone! Maria G talking. It’s been long since I last posted, so here I am. First things first, Maria, Marta and I travelled to Berlin not long ago and it was amazing.

For 28 years the city was divided in two parts due to the famous wall, so at that time there were two cities coexisting. You can feel the history of this place in every step you take. It surprised me that in some neighbourhoods all the clocks seem to have stopped in the sixties, the vintage aesthetics are undeniable. Alexander Platz, the Museum Island, Brandenburg Gate, Tiergarten Park, the East side Gallery, Postdamer Platz, the Sony Centre and the Berliner Philharmonie nearby… All these places are worth a visit, and the list could go on and on. We went to see the most beautiful woman in the world, as some have described her, Nefertiti, in the Neues Museum. In the Alte Nationalgalerie I had the chance to admire works from Cézanne, Caspar David Friedrich, Manet, Auguste Rodin or Adolph Menzel. It was emotive and definitely inspiring.

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This lego giant giraffe was incredible.

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This is Marta joining the asymmetry of this painting.

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The amazing Sony Centre’s ceiling.

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Our last sunset of the trip.

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The museums were already a piece of art themselves, their architecture it’s stunning.

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The Royal Couple Nefertiti and Akhenaten, in the Neues Museum.

Back in Letterkenny, the spring shows up some sunny days. One of this fortunate days I took the camera and went for a walk, these are some of the results:

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Regarding my workload, right now I just finished a first version of last year’s DYS Annual Report (gathering content and designing the layout). I am also working on ECHO right now and our EVS final project. We’re leaving in less than two months so we have to start completing our Youthpass Certificate. A week ago the Celebration event happened and Marta, Maria and I designed some nice masks for the staff members. The evening was good craic!

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Cheers,

Maria G