Day 8: Exploring Howth

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Today is our last full day in Ireland! It’s hard to believe but we’ve packed a lot into 8 days. This morning, we took a train from Dublin to Howth, a small village east of Dublin. We met our tour … Read More

Republic of Ireland

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We crossed the border into the Republic of Ireland stopping there briefly as well as the site of the Battle of Boyne. It was interesting to hear how the then recently deposed King of England, James, battled the recently anointed … Read More

Day 5 – East Belfast

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Today our group learned a lot from local agencies doing work in reconciliation, community development, and community-based research. We spent time learning from Dee Stitt and his colleague, Billy, at Charter NI. They shared personal experiences as members of the … Read More

AWE-inspiring coast

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Today we were awed and inspired by the coast, visiting Giant’s Causeway and finding plausibility in the folktale of the Scottish and Irish Giants, as well as Carrick a Rede, conquering very real fears as we traversed a rope bridge. … Read More

Historical Belfast

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Today we joined thousands of others who have signed the Peace Murals at the 45 foot wall dividing the Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods. The Black Taxi tour was excellent, truly changing world views. Neighborhoods in Belfast. We also enjoyed our … Read More

#BigBlueGoesGreen

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Headed to Belfast by way of Dublin – many lessons to be learned!! Meas Comhionnanas is Irish for respect for equality. Our journey begins today . . .   Back to: Exploring the Legacy of Injustice in Ireland and Northern … Read More

Setting out for Ireland

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Today, the group sets out on their much anticipated journey. Those of us with the support team are excitedly anticipating their first reports. So I turn this blog over to the travelers, and wish them a safe and productive trip! … Read More

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