Emily Ferguson, Lourdes social work student, is in Ireland working on her field placement. She shared some photos with the folks back home in Sylvania.
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In a recent History of Ireland class, students debated the Great Famine of 1845-1852. After adopting the potato (which was indigenous to the Andes), the diets of most rural Irish were heavily based on that crop. In a tragedy that remains very much a part of Irish historical memory today....
I would like to share the journey of this photo, as it will lead to the representation of Irish culture. The journey starts like this:
It is unbelievable right now that I can sit in a pub in the afternoon enjoying music and company at noon, while I work on my paper. After only being here three days I am in love, it's everything I thought it would be and more!
On June 4-6, Ireland Program students visited Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Although the city today boasts a population of over 500,000, Dublin originated in the ninth century as a small Viking settlement. Because of Dublin’s storied past, students had the opportunity to visit a wide variety of historical sites...
After a long journey, we have arrived in Tullycross. We are tired but are amazed by the beauty and what the area has to offer. Students have begun to settle into the cottages and are exploring the area.
Offered during the 2014 summer session, the Ireland Program in its second year allows up to 15 students to travel to Tullycross, Ireland, a small island country with a rich and varied history. The course fulfills both history and multicultural general education requirements for all academic majors.
Terry M. Keller
Assisi Hall 153