Exploring Ireland’s Heritage

Exploring Ireland’s Heritage

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Another gorgeous day in Ireland. The locals have told us since we brought the sunshine with us we are welcome to stay as long as we want to!

We started our day with Eamon Rafter at the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. Once a military hospital for children following WWII, it now is an center working to address peace and conflict both locally and abroad.


In addition to learning about their work facilitating difficult dialogue with varying groups, we also took in the beautiful surroundings at the Glencree Grotto and the Glencree German War Cemetery.


Next we visited Guinness Lake on our way to Powerscourt Waterfall. Our final stop today was at the Glendalough Monastic Site which was established in the 6th Century!!!

Tomorrow is our last day in Dublin! We can’t believe how quickly this week is flying by…


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Dr. Allison Gibson is an Assistant Professor in the University of Kentucky's College of Social Work. She received her BSW, MSW, and PhD from the Ohio State University's College of Social Work. Dr. Gibson’s clinical and research focus is grounded in the biopsychological perspective for aging. Dr. Gibson is passionate about geriatric social work education and is a long time member of the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW). Dr. Gibson is currently the co-convener of the Gerontological Society of America's special interest group on Disasters and Older Adults. Previously she was an Albert Schweitzer Fellow (2012) and AmeriCorps member (2009). She frequently teaches coursework on poverty/inequality, clinical practice, and research methods.

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