June 14 - 24, 2001
Dear Alumnae/i and Friends:
Thank you for your interest in our 2001 tour of Ireland! Led by Professor
Noel Farley, this promises to be a spectacular trip. Professor Farley
is the Harvey J. Wexler Professor of Economics and the Chair of the Economics
department at Bryn Mawr. He himself is Irish, and an expert in the dynamics
of Anglo-Irish trade in the twentieth century.
We have arranged that you be in Dublin to take part in Bloomsday-the
annual James Joyce Celebration-and enjoy the festivities that surround
the occasion. Begin your day with a Bloomsday breakfast and meet the "characters"
who don costumes reminiscent of Joyce's protagonists. Follow them through
the streets of Dublin as they reenact scenes from the author's works,
and conclude your day at the University College Dublin for a rousing lecture
on Joyce. What a welcome to the Emerald Isle!
As the tour continues, you'll have the chance to talk with Professor
Farley about the Ireland of today: a complex and interesting tangle of
economics, history and culture. Winding up the cost into Northern Ireland,
you can catch a glimpse of the beautiful Irish coastline, get to know
the melting pot of Galway city, and spend a day in the Gaelic culture
of the Aran Islands. To give you first hand exposure to the issues that
comprise modern Irish culture, Professor Farley has arranged for different
colleagu es and guests to meet with the group during the tour. We'll send
you a reading list and pre-departure literature to whet your appetite,
as well as information on your fellow travelers. As with all our trips,
an Alumnae Association staff member will be present on-site to help make
the trip more special.
This tour embodies the commitment that the Alumnae Association has to
providing varied and exciting opportunities for lifelong learning. You'll
visit the sites that inspired both poetry and conflict through the ages.
I hope that you'll join us and travel with Bryn Mawr to Ireland.
Wendy M. Greenfield
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