Saturday, May 13, 2006

And they're off! [EIR2006 post 01]

Blogging from Dallas. We leave in around 14 hours for Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, Aran, Galway, and Clare. 20 kids plus 4 faculty accompanied, on a "midi-bus" with a driver named John. Here's a snippet from one day on the itinerary:

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Lisdoonvarna (visit Internet cafe to email home)
  • Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burrne
  • Ailwee Caves & Mt. or Gleninsheen Wedge tomb (just S)
  • Cahercommaun Cliff Fort (Carron: birthplace of Michael Cusack/GAA)
  • Kilmacduagh monastery
  • Thoor Ballylee (Coole Park; autograph tree)
  • Peterswell (Lahiff’s)
  • Bullaun/Turoe Stone (children’s park)
  • Aughrim (1691; ring fort above village)
  • Clonmacnoise Stone (see LPG)
  • Lough Ree (monastic islands)
  • [Castlestrange Stone]
  • Castlerea & Conalis House (Carolan’s harp)
  • Ballaghaderreen

Times 14 days x 20 kids. Oy.

Will post updates and photos.

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