Skip to main content

Ireland 2007: Day 6 - Richard

We boarded the bus from the ruins to make the final leg of the journey to Galway. Richard hosted his daily bus lecture - this time an overview of Irish Literature.

A few suggested readings are "Ballroom of Desire," "Amongst Women," of any of the Rodney Doyle books. He began his chat by surveying the group - what category of sang terms used by young people does Doris fall into... the reply: Phashi.

On the drive we passed through Balliansloe - which happened to be hosting a horse fair. In addition to the hundreds of horses for sale (accompanied by the many buyers and sellers) there were a few scary amusement rides!

We reached Galway and enjoyed some lunch and shopping (surprise! - I'm sure all our readers are anxiously awaiting all these great gifts!). Several of us joined Richard and walked through University of Galway to the Irish Studies Centre where we were treated to a guest lecture by noted poet Dr. Louis de Paor, Director of the Centre for Irish Studies. By the way - a very nice campus that many Stonehill students experience each semester.

Our lecture began with information about the history of the Irish Language and specifically, Irish writing. Some general information about the most recent Irish census provided a backdrop for the lecture. The Dr. then read a few poems from influencial Irish poets Mac Piarais, Sean O'Riordain and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill. He also explained the significance of their importance to this genre.

After answering questions, he concluded the session by reading one of his own poems. Again, a brilliant session. Many thanks to Richard for coordinating it!

We walked back to our home away from home and many stopped in the Cathedral - which was most impressive with its domed roof, interior columns and marble stations of the cross.


Anonymous said…
After each and every workout, devote a short while enjoying your puppies beloved activity with him. If you do this each time, your dog will know it's emerging once the workout sessions and will be fired up as it pertains time to your every day program. The greater fired up he or she is, the higher he'll do. [url=]Matgjjmony[/url]

Popular posts from this blog

Granada - Dos

We next drove to downtown Granada where we checked into our hotel and had some free time.  Several of us met up with some special guests later while others explored the city on their own and enjoyed some of its finer offerings.

Our special guests were from the University of Granada's GRIIS Program - the one Stonehill has a partnership with for our students to spend a semester.  Amalia and Teresa work for GRIIS and they coordinated a lovely walk down the Avenido de Constitucion with Jessica '14 and Elyse '14 as well as Sara '12 (who has returned to Granada for a year after graduation to get post-graduate work done).  All five of them were welcoming and informative.  We saw some of the university and heard some history of the city, and some current facts as well:  300,000 people live in the city but 100,000 are students!!  This was apparent as the whole city has a college-town feel to it.

Check out more about the program:  GRIIS Program

We all gathered for dinner and wer…

Portugal 2017: Day 2

Portugal 2017: Day 8