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Ireland 2007: Day 3 - Prof Finnegan


We reboarded the bus in Sneem and Richard took the microphone once again. Today he spoke about clans (over 600 of them throughout the country when they existed). He focused on the clan names and their origins. He also shared the explanations of "lace curtains" and "Two Toilet" Irish.

He then spoke at length about the educational system in Ireland. Set up in 1853 by the English, Ireland's ed. system is one of the earliest in the world. He also shared how the system has changed (and grown so remarkably) over the years. He fielded questions from the travelers - several regarding higher education in the country. Once again - very enlightening comments!

A message home from a guest journalist: Peter '70 writes, "A special HI to Jocelyn's mom and dad, Dan, Pam, Don and Mark. We're having a terrific time. The sights are beautiful!! Love, Peter and Jocelyn." While he was the only official entry - I know everyone shares his sentiments and send their best to loved ones at home (and can't wait to them you what a great time we're having!!!!).

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