Day 10: Castles, cliffs, and culture

On our way to Galway, we visited a number of interesting sites. First stop was Bunratty Castle, “the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland.” It was built in 1425 and restored in 1954. Students toured the castled and had time to photograph around the grounds.  In this shot, Elysabethe Brown photographs Bunratty Castle. (Photo credit: Lindsey Wotanis/Marywood U)

Next, we visited the Cliffs of Moher, one of the most visited sites in Ireland. The Cliffs are located on the western seaboard County Clare. Here, students posed with a copy of The Wood Word, Marywood University’s campus newspaper. (Photo Credit: Andrea Frantz/RMU)

After the Cliffs, we visited an area of County Clare known as The Burren, which is a lunar-like landscape where rocks are more plentiful than vegetation. It is one of the largest karst landscapes in Europe.  Later in the evening, the group attended a play called “The Famine” at Town Hall Theater in Galway.  The play depicted the Great Famine, which lasted from 1845-1852 and resulted in the deaths of one million Irish and the immigration of one million more. (Photo credit: Lindsey Wotanis/Marywood U)

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One response to “Day 10: Castles, cliffs, and culture

  1. Photos are amazing! I was in Wales this time of year in 2002. A lot like that. Shout-out to my old friend A ndrea Grants. There is life After Wilkes, for sure!

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