Studying Abroad in Ireland

This past May, I had the honor of studying abroad in Ireland as part of Jim Vincent’s Joyce and Yeats class. Traveling with his Mythology class, our group visited the legendary places of Ireland’s folklore as well as the beautiful landscapes and bustling cities that were inspiration for poet William Butler Yeats and author James Joyce. We began in Crossmaglen, a town overshadowed by its dark history of the Troubles, the struggle between Northern Ireland and the Republic. We stopped in Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, and added our messages of peace to the Peace Wall. We stayed on the bogs in Omagh and in a haunted hotel (we think) near Sligo, one of Yeats’ inspirations. Sligo’s charming people and rich music made it my favorite stop on the trip. We ended our journey in Dublin, the Republic’s capital. I encourage all to go on this trip if possible.

Tanner Sebastian

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