Landscapes, people inspire UWF students on Irish tour

We set out to County Donegal to conduct primary research for our fall production of “Dancing at Lughnasa” by Brian Friel. Along the way, we were surrounded by stunning vistas of cliffs, rolling hills and bays. The landscape bears testimony to Ireland’s rich cultural heritage, as the roads wind past an ancient Gaelic castle, stone cottages and, of course, herds of sheep. It is a land at once majestic and humble.

There is good reason, of course, why Ireland is famous for its landscape. The roads wind and dip across valleys, past mountains and curling rivers, along quiet lakes and the tempestuous north Atlantic.

However, the charm, strength and humble dignity of this region is best expressed in the people themselves. Certainly, it is ridiculous to generalize

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