Galway & Environs
Ireland's "Literary Trails"
are long and rich with history, culture and lore--the west of
Ireland in particular. Prior to the actual
journey, the members of this Study Abroad Program are encouraged to explore the
||The beautiful city of Galway
with its central Eyre Square
boasts a rich history and offers numerous attractions to its visitors,
including the Lynch Castle
the Spanish Arch
and a cathedral
(images scanned from postcards).
||Each year we visit the house of Nora Barnacle Joyce--see a
here and click on the photo
Galway and environs are associated with W. B. Yeats, Lady Augusta
Gregory, and other members of the
Irish Revival, so there is a
great variety of cultural and literary sites to visit.
||Which is why we also take a
tour of the spectacular Aran Islands: here are the photos from May 2002 and
||South from Galway, near Gort,
is a famous Coole Park, the estate of Lady Gregory, frequented by W. B.
Yeats for close to 30 summers. Not far from Coole Park is another literary
attraction: W. B. Yeats's Thoor Ballylee, a Roman tower purchased by the
poet for his wife. May 2003 pictures
Click on the photo to enter Coole Park: