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Global Field Courses - Ireland

From June 4 to July 2, 2016, 14 Eastern psychology majors studied “History of Psychology” at University College Dublin, Ireland, with Assistant Professor Jenna Scisco. The Republic of Ireland is celebrating the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising, a revolutionary event that led to Ireland’s ultimate independence from Britain. Students were immersed in Ireland’s fascinating yet turbulent history through a historical walking tour in Dublin’s city center; a visit to the Michael Collins Center in Clonakilty to learn about his critical contributions to the Irish Revolution and Civil War; and a guided tour of Skibbereen Heritage Center to learn about the tragic Great Famine. The students also visited Kerry Wollen Mill to learn about the wool industry in Ireland and toured the beautiful Ring of Kerry on Ireland’s southwest coast. On another course excursion, the students visited Newgrange, an ancient tomb and spiritual site dating back to 3200 BC, and Clonmacnoise, a monastic site settled in 544 AD. Gerald Conlogue, retired professor of diagnostic imaging from Quinnipiac University, gave a guest lecture on bog bodies that was followed up by a visit to Mongan Bog.