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Noel J.J. Farley - Tour Leader

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Diana Evans


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.

Best Regards,

Wendy M. Greenfield
Executive Director

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