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Cleaning the Kilrush Cemetery

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Today was a really long and tiring day. We left in the morning to clean up the Kilrush famine cemetery that we went to see a while back. When we went the first time there were all kinds of broken bottle ans beer cans, and we wanted to help out and clean it up.

We headed in what we thought was the direction of the graveyard, but ended up going two miles out of our way. Mayor Damien had to come find us, and show us how to get there. It didn't take us very long to get the graveyard clean. We picked up a lot of trash, and it looked a lot better once we were finished.

When we were finishing up, a man who lived nearby came to talk to Mayor Damien. this guy apparently thought it was an insult that we were cleaning the graveyard. It seemed as if we were saying that the people were incapable of cleaning their own graveyard, which they weren't, but we only wanted to help. The mayor cleared things up eventually, and we went back to get cleaned up.

After class a few of us went to the hotel for dinner. The chef made macaroni and cheese just for us! It was delicious! It was the perfect end to a really long day.


Posted by Caitlin39 15:57 Archived in Ireland Tagged volunteer

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