Wed 24 Mar 2010
Today was our first real Irish Culture Seminar class. It actually took place in a classroom! Our first class wasn't really like a class at all unless you count going to a pub as a lesson in Irish culture, which you could definitely argue. I think you could even count St. Patrick's day as an Irish culture lesson since St. Patrick is one of Ireland's patron saints (Even though we learned today that he was never canonized), and it's a national Holiday.
Our lesson today was a lecture by Tom Keith on Irish history. Tom knows everything about everything that relates to Irish history, which is awesome because he is just a fountain of knowledge, but it also means that he gets sidetracked very easily. He would also talk to you for hours on end if you let him.