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Jamie Gilbert, Judith Runyon, Robert Porter, Kelly Sanford, Michael Williams, and Melonie Fletcher in front of an ancient Irish settlement at County Offaly (L-R)

AASU Students Study Abroad in Ireland

Savannah, GA–David Gleeson, professor of history at Armstrong Atlantic State University, led a group of twelve graduate and undergraduate students on a trip to Ireland this summer as part of the university's study abroad program. Gleeson taught two courses: Topics in British History and Field Studies in History, during the two-week trip, which featured daily stops at historical and cultural sites throughout Ireland.

The British history class explored the relationship between Great Britain and Ireland when Ireland was part of the United Kingdom and focused on how Irish nationalism changed between 1798 and 1922. The field studies class primarily focused on the Irish landscape and the human impact upon it.

While in Ireland the group visited many cities, including the capital Dublin. They also visited Kylemore Abbey, the most photographed site in Ireland, and toured the National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park House and Gardens, and Waterford Crystal.



October 17, 2001

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