‘Ireland: Image & Inspiration’ Category

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The Beginning of the End

Today (the twenty-first) marked our last full Tuesday here in Ballyvaughan. We will be leaving for Dublin one week from today and everyone is doing their best to enjoy their last few days here. We woke up to the now all-too familiar sound of rain, and although the day was rather rainy and cloudy overall, […]

Return from Cork and Ceili Dancing

After a weekend of enjoying some free time in both Cork and Blarney, we were relieved to only have one class in the afternoon in order to get some rest after some long travels. After a discussion of Angela’s Ashes with Baker and individually going over our photographic project proposals with Priscilla, we were ready […]

Freetime in Ireland

This weekend we were finally set free to explore Ireland- provided we stayed in groups and told Baker and Priscilla where we’d be getting our beauty sleep. Aly, Lacie, Tram, Jessica, Eric, and I all decided to go to Cork. Friday night we split up, as Aly and I were meeting up with a good […]

Half-a-Day Then Fly Away!

Today we were only on campus until after lunch because many people from our group are going away this weekend! Some of us are going to cork, while others are headed to Ennis and others still to Doolin. “I’m excited to travel to Ennis because I’ve traveled abroad before in high school but we weren’t able […]

Last Day in Galway

Thursday marked the last day of our three-day trip to Galway.  In the morning we woke up and checked out of our hostel Sleepzone and had to day to ourselves to finish touring the city, taking pictures, and checking out local restaurants and stores.  Our photography professor gave us an assignment to take pictures of […]

Bright Lights, Big City: Journey to Galway

This morning, I woke to the usual rainfall that occurs in the Burren.  Remembering this was the day we were headed to Galway, I excitedly packed my things for the next 3 days into a backpack and anxiously waited for our bus driver, Brian, to bring us to the new city.  I was excited to […]

Not Your Typical Faerietales

The beginning of our second week in Ireland was a surprisingly sunny day—a rarity of our time spent in the Burren. In our morning photography class, Priscilla walked us through the fundamentals of natural and urban landscapes by visiting photo collections such as Paul Gaffrey’s We Made the Path by Walking, Richard Mosse’s Infra, Beth […]

Having Some Craic in Ireland

Don’t worry folks; it’s craic not crack. Really it’s an Irish Gaelic word that means fun. See how happy that title is now? We learned that, amongst many, many other interesting facts while on our guided couch tour of the Burren from our chipper, knowledgeable driver and guide, Brian. We awoke early, at least for […]

The Burren Heights

Friday marked the end of our first set of weekdays in Ireland. We began by covering some of the basics of poetry, and the interpretation of it, in the context of Yeats’ poems from Michael Robartes and the Dancer. Of particular interest in this collection are the pieces concerning the English presence in Ireland and […]

Living in the Burren

We had our second day of classes at Burren College of Art today.  Since it’s on campus, we decided to have our English class in the fifteenth century castle.  It’s right there at the school so why not use it for class.  During class, we acted out some of the scenes from The Death of […]