On The Road To St. Brigid's Vocational School, County Loughrea, Galway Ireland
Day 5 began with a tour of Connemara Marble, and a demonstration on how the famous green marble, unique to Ireland, is used in beautiful jewelry. If your child is on this trip, don't be surprised if you receive a lovely gift!
Our wonderful guide, Liam, didn't want to pass up an opportunity for the kids to venture out on the beach on the way to the school concert - as long as they didn't track sand on the bus - my kinda guy!
As we pulled into the parking lot of St. Brigid's, the kids couldn't contain their excitement at the special reception from their Irish companions.
**Pay close attention to the songs you hear on the bagpipes in this video!
The concert was magical. Our students were amazing, and their Irish counterparts were thrilled by their performance. BTW, I didn't see one parent chaperone with a dry eye in the place, myself included!
When it was time for the St. Brigid's students to perform, our kids were just as amazed, if not more so, by the wonderful representation of Irish culture in music, song and dance.
"Riverdance," you've got nothin' compared to Clodagh Harris's Traditional Hornpipe Dance! Our students were mesmerized - so were the adults!
After the concert the students had a chance to socialize. They were so curious, and wanted to know more about each other on every level!
To observe this was so touching to me. If we just open our eyes, and try to look at the world without blinders, we can see that we really aren't all that different from one another. We can learn so much from our children.
I am blessed to be on this trip.