We all arrived very early to school this morning and set off shortly after 5.00am. We arrived at the port in Dublin and had a short wait before boarding the boat. For some this was their first time on a boat. We had a very calm crossing and everyone behaved themselves very well. A lovely cooked breakfast was enjoyed and everyone ate something. It was a short journey from the boat to Pillis Palais butterfly farm. There was lots to see, including, loads of butterflies, parrots, meercats, lizards, frogs, snakes, pigs, goats and rabbits. They also had a fantastic park which the children enjoyed and we all had a chance to buy something in the gift shop. Everyone really enjoyed it. It was then quite a long drive to our hotel with quite a few tired boys and girls on the bus. We got ourselves checked in and then headed down for dinner around 7.00pm. It was clean plates all round and then back to their rooms with an earlier lights out time of 9.00pm (All of the rooms Mr Ritchie checked already had their lights out! ha) . Everyone has been absoloutley fine, there have been no tears or worries - just happy, smiling faces. Check back tomorrow for photos on Facebook and a different set of photos and more detailed update on the website again.