By Kayleen, Eimear and Ronan TYF
We went on our tourism trip on Thursday, 4th of October; we left the school at 11:20 and headed to the Famine Village.
The Famine Village
We arrived at the Famine Village where we met our tour guide and the owner Pat Doherty. He explained to us how dependent his business and Inishowen businesses in general are on cross border tourists. He explained the effects that Brexit will have on his business and other Irish businesses. He also talked about how all his income is mostly made from coach groups and tours. He then took us on a guided tour of the attractions including his own thatch cottage that he grew up in, a brewery where he showed us how poitin used to be made. (All was going well until Ms McGoldrick informed Mr Doherty that we were not 18!!...So no shots of poitin for us). We then went to the haunted house and escape house. After this we got back on the bus and made our way to the Glen House.
The Glen House and Clonmany Waterfall
We went into the Glen House where the owner Sonya had made us tea and sandwiches and a selection of very tasty treats. It was the nicest afternoon tea we ever had. After we ate we walked/ran!! up to see the waterfall. Overall the trip was very informative. We learned a lot about the importance of tourism to these local businesses.