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We’re in Galway

Corrib Village Sign

Just a quick update to let everybody know that we’ve relocated to Galway, which will be our base for the remainder of the trip. We arrived on Wednesday afternoon in Galway City, on the west coast of Ireland. Because we have a long relationship with the National University of Ireland-Galway, the students were upgraded to a new residence building in Corrib Village, with all single ensuite rooms, large common areas with completely equipped kitchens, and a lounge with perhaps the biggest television I’ve ever seen. We’ll use that for movie nights and for watching the Gaelic football and hurling playoffs this weekend.

Sara Glennon led the students on an orientation walk through the campus and into the center of town. There we had a group dinner at the Skeffington Arms, a student-favorite restaurant overlooking the main square. Here’s Sara teaching the students that very important Irish word, “Sláinte” (meaning “To your health” or “Cheers”).

Landmark College Study Abroad Group enjoying dinner at Skeff Slainte
Landmark College Study Abroad Group enjoying dinner at Skeff Slainte

We finished the evening by returning to campus via the walkway along the River Corrib, which is just beautiful. The Corrib is famous in Ireland for its salmon fly-fishing. Here are some scenes from along the way:

Swans Galway Corrib Walkway
Swans on Corrib
Fisherman Salmonweir

Students have handed in their first learning journal pages and the first term sheet, and are working hard to stay on top of the work-flow. Sara and Mike will be in the student residence lounge in the evenings to assist those who need it. And if none of the students need help, there’s always that big TV....

Slán go fóill (good-bye for now)

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