Friday, August 15, 2014

Geneseo Alumni Learning Trip to Ireland

History faculty member Joe Cope and Rob Doggett from the English Department escorted a group of Geneseo alumni on a ten day learning trip to Ireland in July and August.  The trip featured visits to a number of sites of historical and cultural interest, including historical walking tours on the Gaelic Revival and 1916 Rising in Dublin, a tour of Derry's 17th century city walls and sites associated with the Troubles, a free day in Sligo, and tours of the Connemara District.  In the summer of 2015, Tom Greenfield from the English Department will be organizing a similar trip, which will also allow alumni to interact with students in Ireland as part of a four week study abroad course run by Doggett and Cope.