I took this photograph to illustrate how little correlation there is between Irish and English. There is a similar lack of correlation between how Irish words are spelled and how they are pronounced, at least from this English-speakers perspective.
An Gorta Mor July 21st 2009 On Thursday we drove toward the middle of the country and visited Roscommon Castle, an Anglo-Norman castle dating from about 1300. It’s a ruin, of course, but it’s open to the public and free. It seemed to be a popular spot for local moms to bring their kids to picnic and run around. It’s a great site to explore, and our students spent some time climbing the walls and photographing thems ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Roscommon » Roscommon Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
June 1, 2012: I am heading off to Ireland again, this time for five weeks, with a group of students from my college in Vermont. I won't have time to post a lot, and I won't repeat much info that I covered in 2009. Enjoy.
Before this year, there were three parts to this blog. In 2009, I spent three weeks (July 3 - 28) in Ireland with students from my college and my colleague, Mike. Then my family was on vacation in London through August 15. This blog's purpose was to document and share highlights and photos from this trip with friends and family.
The earlier entries are from 2007. Thi... full info