Saturday, May 5, 2007

Study Abroad: Ireland

A post-trip report and pictures from my year in Ireland studying in Galway. I attended the National University of Ireland, Galway, and studied physics and math, as well as rain, Guinness, sheep, and the infinity that is the color green.

The National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland

A blue sky day in Ireland. Few, but amazing. Blackhead in the distance across Galway Bay.
Galway, Ireland

Night in the city center around Christmas.
Galway, Ireland

St. Patty's Day Parade
Galway, Ireland

Spanish flatmates at Dunaras, Miguel and Manuel. Great guys!

Galway, Ireland

Jamie performing an unorthodox entry into the ocean at St. John's point.
St. John's Point

The signal at St. John's Point

300 foot drops into the North Atlantic, and noone but sheep to see it.
The Cliffs of Moher
County Claire, Ireland

One of many ruins scattered around Ireland.
County Galway, Ireland

Just a few blocks from my flat: the diving tower at Blackrocks. Author airborne. Nice shooting Elizabeth.
Galway/Sandhill Ireland

Bivy in the dark on the Aran Islands
Inismore, Ireland

I knew I was close to the water when I set the bivy up in the dark. I did not know how close...

...nor how substantial the cliff was.

Ross Erilly Friary
County Claire, Ireland

The friary is a maze of stone walls, tombs, staircases... I would've loved to see it working. You can still see ovens, fireplaces, second floor layouts, etc... Amazing.
Ross Erilly Friary
County Claire, Ireland

Hiking in the Connemara
Recess, Ireland

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Your pictures are Ah-Mazing(!) and tell a wonderful story of your stay and travels! I adore the Normandy picture - so full of wonderful color! Best wishes and safe travels.

Kathie K.