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Today began with a lecture on the arrival of colonizing forces that changed cultural norms on this "island of saints and scholars." This was followed by a trip to St. Patrick's well and wising tree, Knocknarea (the site of the burial cairn of the powerful Queen Maeve), a visit with a white witch, and, of course, some live music. What do all of these places and activities share in common? Reflect on the building of the cairn of Knocknarea: types of stones you found, the location and distance from which you think they may have been brought and the manpower needed to to create this woman's grave. Think also about the role of different cultures and invasions in Ireland and how these have affected Irish culture, particularly in regards to a woman's role.
How to write the Perfect Blog (AKA the 3-Rs of an A-blog)
A perfect blog entry will not only Recall and Reflect on what you, did, observed and felt during the day but will bolster your personal opinions and reflections with Research from outside sources (e.g., class readings from Laulima). A perfect blog will discuss ecology and culture and how they shaped what you experienced on that day. Include both text and images.