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In the morning we had a lecture on the Great Hunger, the factors that led up to it, factors that caused it, and ways the world changed because of it. We spent our day on Devinish Island, an island on an island, settled in the 6th Century and built up in the 11th. Later we explored Enniskillen: home to side-by-side Catholic and Anglican churches and a complicated history between Protestant and Catholic residents. In many ways the geography and ecology of Ireland shaped all of these events: from early river settlements to the conflicts that arose because of Ireland's proximity to the heart of the British Empire. As you blog, think of how these events and places are linked and how nature played a role in shaping what we see today. Try to reflect on the differences you noted between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and what you think may create them. Also, just for fun, let us all know how you felt about the ropes course.
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.