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Limerick, Ireland


IT"S SNOWING!!! EEE!!! :) haha...so eventually I'll post more about my home stay weekend, but for now I'm just going to talk about my first Folklore tutorial that I had yesterday and...the snow!

The 1st of February is considered St. Brigit's day and it's also the first day of Spring. It is a custom that on the eve of St. Brigit's day you were to pull rushes and make a St. Brigit's cross. After the cross was made it was to be hung above doorways or window to offer protection and blessing. The figure of St. Brigit is a combination of the Christian saint and a Pagan goddess. So, in celebration of the 1st of February, yesterday in my Irish Folklore tutorial we made St. Brigit crosses, using rushes that our lecturer had cut from on campus.

So when I was walking back from a very boring lecture (Issues in Contemporary Irish Society...all we talked about was economics and taxes, ick!) it began to snow! We've had some small flurries and stuck...but when I was crossing the bridge these fat, cotton ball flakes started swirling around. It was beautiful! ...till I realized I was headed into the wind...and could not look where I was going, unless I wanted to get a face full of pelted snow! By the time I got back to my room I was frozen, wet, but smiling! Haha! The snow didn't really stick to the ground or anything...so all around me was green fields and trees...with fluffy white-ness falling all around...it really looked a bit surreal and fake.


That's all for now! I'll write more later!

permalink written by  lesieur_h on February 3, 2009 from Limerick, Ireland
from the travel blog: A Semester Abroad
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I'm jealous!

This is beautiful!




permalink written by  Sally Hall on February 4, 2009


Haha I know exactly how you feel. I'm almost sick of the snow here (almost) because it's so inconvenient. But I won't get sick of it in the end... because it's SNOW!

permalink written by  lost_red_balloon on February 4, 2009


It was so cool to see the snow! I really liked your cross. Will it stay together once you take the rubber bands off? Glad you are having lots of fun! I love you and miss you!

Mom

permalink written by  Meg Lesieur on February 8, 2009

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