Monday, October 01, 2007

Ireland: Look Ahead Now - Classes and Itinerary


You need to be looking ahead now to your classes for spring semester. If possible, we would like you to contact your professors THIS semester and letting them know about leaving during the exam period NEXT semester. Think about it . . . it will make you look good to alert your professors about the conflict before the semester even begins.

Dean Bert Brouwer and Chairman Jeff Reynolds have given their blessing on our planned trip with the stipulation that we do everything in our power to officially alert professors to our upcoming conflict.

So . . . don't contact them right now . . . but be thinking about it. When the time is right, I will give you all of the information you will need to properly inform your professor of our trip.

This is how the itinerary is shaping up:

29, Tuesday—Evening departure from Atlanta.

30, Wednesday—Upon arrival in Shannon this morning, board the motorcoach for the drive to Cork to participate in the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy as part of the 54th Cork International Choral Festival. Upon arrival in Cork, check into our hotel for a five-night stay (based on centrally located Jury’s Inn). Dinner is independent.

01, Thursday—Participation in the Cork International Choral Festival.

02, Friday—Participation in the Cork International Choral Festival.

03, Saturday—Participation in the Cork International Choral Festival.

04, Sunday—Participation in the Cork International Choral Festival.

05, Monday—After breakfast, we'll board the motorcoach for our transfer to Dublin. Upon arrival in Dublin, a panoramic tour will give us an introduction to the capital city of Ireland with views of Halfpenny Bridge, the Guinness Brewery, O'Connell Street, the historic Post Office, the elegant Customs House, and Georgian Dublin. After our tour, we'll stop at St. Patrick's Cathedral, with time to explore this famous religious structure. In the late afternoon, check into the hotel for overnight accommodations. Dinner is planned at nearby restaurant.

06, Tuesday—Half-day sightseeing tour in Dublin, including a visit to Trinity College Dublin to see the famous Celtic-Christian manuscript, The Book of Kells. The book was moved to Trinity College in the 17thcentury and contains the four gospels in Latin. The remainder of the day is at leisure and dinner is independent.

07, Wednesday—A motorcoach transfer will be provided to the Dublin Airport.


Clayton said...

The Guinness Brewery... *turns to wife* Can I go?

Katie Elizabeth said...

I won't be going... =-( It sounds like a lot of fun, though! I'm really pumped for the people who do get to go...

Philip L. Copeland said...

*Dr. Copeland turns to Clay* . . . "you have to be in choir first."

Anonymous said...

Hm... we'll talk.

Toni said...

I hate that I can't make the trip, it sounds amazing!