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Monthly Archive for October, 2011

Welcome Back, Jose

After a very long day, Jose has arrived safe and sound in Jacksonville! Jose, Mr. Foster, and Mrs. Weaver headed to the Dublin airport at 6:00 a.m. (1:00 a.m. in Jax) for our 9:00 a.m. flight. Can any of the younger grades figure out what time our Dublin flight left in Jacksonville time? Our flight […]

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Day 8: Clonmacnoise

Today we traveled to Clonmacnoise (pronounced Clawn Mick Noise).  Clonmacnoise is an early Christian settlement with stone chapels and iconic monk round towers. There are two round towers on the property. One is called O’Rourke’s Tower.  It was hit by lightning and then rebuilt in the 12th century.  It rests on the east bank of the […]

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Top of the morning!  We are so glad to see that so many people are following the blog!  We love the questions, and have answers for you! Mrs. Pickering: The hawks hunt anything small that moves.  On our hunt, they didn’t catch anything living, only food that we had in our hands, which was chicken. […]

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Counting to Ten in Irish

Our bus driver, John, was nice enough to count to ten in Irish for us.  See if you can do it, too! Click on the link to hear: Counting to Ten in Irish one two three four five six seven eight nine ten haon dó trí ceathair cúig sé seacht hocht naoi deich

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Day 7 Ashford Castle

As we pulled up to our next destination, our jaws dropped to the floor.  Ireland must have known that King Foster was coming, because they prepared a castle for such an occasion.  Ashford Castle is a medieval castle turned five star luxury hotel near Cong on the Mayo/Galway Border in Ireland.  The castle was built in 1228 by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family.   It remained in their possession […]

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This morning, we stopped by Lahinch (Lehinch) Golf Club. It has two 18-hole golf courses that run along the long, sandy beaches and is backed by dunes. It doesn’t look quite like our typical golf courses in America. There are no trees, and no vegetation was disturbed to create this course! There are goats that […]

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