Wednesday, October 22, 2008
We've been going nonstop with two of my profs here to teach the Art as an Experience Course, all over Dublin and county Meath. On Monday, we saw three monastic sites and an ancient site called Knowth, and then had Irish dance lessons followed by a short class at night. Tuesday, we had class from 9:00 until 4:30 and then I helped with our ESL class at the Y. Today then, we headed into Dublin at 8:30 to do an architectural tour of the area. We hit the first public library in Ireland (which has remained unchanged since the 1700's). St. Patrick's, Christ Church, an art gallery, and Dublin Castle, followed by a long sprint to the DART station. Let's just say we're all exhausted at this point and looking forward to our free days on Saturday and Sunday. Tonight we still have class at 8:00 and then tomorrow will be class all day again... Hopefully we'll all survive until Saturday. As of right now it's looking doubtful.