Today we devoted the day to understanding how the history of Ireland (and the European Union) formed the current educational structure we see here today. We then did the same thing with the United States to compare and contrast the two. I was astonished by how much the history of the country played a role in the formation of their educational system. Tomorrow we are going to meet representatives from the Mary Immaculate College of Education at the University of Limerick.
We also took a short trip to the old Cork jail (Gaol). It was a long, hot walk but was yet another bonding experience for all of us. The strange thing was that it looked more like a castle than a jail. Soon afterwards we were famished and went to dinner, I had a staple here in Ireland: fish and chips. It was delicious!
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|Front view from the Cork Gaol|