Kilmainham Jail and the Easter Rising of 1916 July 24th 2009 We arrived in Dublin on Sunday. We are staying on the campus of Dublin City University (DCU), which is about 3-4 miles north of the center of Dublin. There’s so much to say about Dublin, but for now I’ll just share some photos and thoughts on the places we have visited that relate to the most important event in 20th century Irish history, the Easter Rising of 1916. The most important place ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin 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