The Transition Years completed the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago in Spain for this years foreign trip. Forty two students did the walk accompanied by their vice-principal Ms Mc Gowan, Father Sexton, Mr Heuston and Sheelagh McCarthy.
The group began their long journey in the small town of Ferreiros and travelled to Portomarin. From there they continued through the towns of Palas de Rei, Arzúa and Pedrouzo, finishing in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Of course there was some time spent shopping and sightseeing in the city.
Distances of up to 29km were walked by the group each day. The students collected stamps on their pilgrim passports en route to Santiago and received certificates to commemorate their massive achievement. The trip was an amazing experience enjoyed by all, despite a few blisters!
Transition Years would like to thank Ms Mc Gowan for organising this trip and all the teachers. The Camino has been the highlight of TY for many and would not have been possible without them.