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Ireland 2007: Day 4 - Lecture on the Bus


Upon leaving Cobh we had an hour drive to Cashell and Prof Finnegan graced us with more of his knowledge.

He began by revisiting a few questions from yesterday about the Irish educational system, specifically the power the church exuded/exudes over it. He then turned his discussion to contemporary Ireland. Three components he cited as hugely impacting the growth of the country are Television, Travel and Tourism. All three brought new ideas to the Irish people, showing them a different way of life.

He also focused on some of the "hot button" issues to highlight political differences, including abortion and divorce. He wrapped up by commenting on the women's movement in Ireland and showing similarities between it and the civil rights movement in the States.

Again - many thanks to Richard!

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