The lecture on the Gaelic language really hit home. Everyday that i am here i am seeing more and more similarities between the irish culture and its suppression and the hawaiian culture and our suppreasion. For much of the same reasons both our cultures and languages were endangered as well as many of the same reasons for the revival of them. The Gaelic language, as with the Hawaiian language, were supressed in order for the whiteman to gain power (yes i realize Irish are white also, stick with me) and the revival in both areas can be accredited to the people's love for their land and their desire to see their land and their people flourish. There were even a few times during the lecture, i dont know what it was but i felt myself tearing up.
lunch was just a stop at their local super market, SuperValu, i got the best prepacked salad ever. It had the freshest veggies, the tastiest tomates, and the best chicken breast you will ever try; it was crisp, it was moistt, it was heaven. And the bread, with pesto tomatoes olives caraway seeds and god only knows what else was also magnigicent!
also finished these...to go with my scarf
the folk village was cute and the gift Store had something for everyone although i was surprised at the cost of an Irish calendar, 6-8 euro which is like 10 to 11 dolalars so i passed but i did get some cool postcards to send home. I really liked seeimg the way my ancestors lived and the cute little fairy door they had. We were told, not at this time but earlier in the trip, that its not uncommon to see little areas for the fairies set up to welcome them.
the cliffs are amazing, so beautiful. Mika and i saw a veach and asked Niamh if peiple go thee and she said nope, no way to get there...we giggled about it and i said if it were hawai'i we'd find a way. But i guess when its freezing all the time no rwason to go iut of your way to get to a secluded beach...the walk was about a mile each way so Mika and i decided we were going to run it. the way down was fast and fairly easy; the way up was, in mika's words, "Heavy."
dinner was 'bangers' and mash, amazingly yummy for something so simple