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Day 3- 4th April

Day 3- 4th April

Students and teachers travelled to the local village of Pallaskenry today to visit Daly's hurling factory. We got to experience the full manufacturing process of a hurley as DJ Daly crafted a hurley from scratch right in front of our very eyes! A great day was had by all!


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Saturday 1st April

Springford Highs students and teachers arrived bright and early in Shannon airport to a great welcome from their Irish friends. Some of the host families took their guests to experience the Milk Market and sample their first Irish breakfast.

Sunday 2nd April
After catching up on some much needed sleep, students enjoyed a few games of bowling in Funworld. Mr Brubaker was crowned the bowling champion on the teachers team!
Monday 3rd April
We were delighted to welcome our American guests to Coláiste Chiaráin this morning. Students and host families were entertained by a number of the schools talented traditional musicians. Irish music provided the perfect accompaniment to a full Irish breakfast, served in the school canteen. Springford Highs students and teachers were welcomed by acting Principal Mr Matt Power and Deputy Principal Mr.Ger O'Sullivan. Fuelled with a filling breakfast, students finished their first day by going on a local bus tour with Mr Pat Hayes. They got to view many beautiful sights such as Lough Gur and Killmallock.


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Farewell Dinner- SpringFord High School Wednesday 25th November.

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Last night the parents of or America Exchange students prepared a lovely meal for all those participating in the Limerick to Limerick Exchange. Mr.Moore and Ms. Tobin were also presented with a copy of the History of the Limerick Township here in Philadelphia which will be displayed in Colaiste Chiarain, Limerick, Ireland. We would like to thank our friends at Springford for a fantastic stay, although it's not over yet! Roll on New York!!!!!!

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Amish Tour & Shady Maple. - Tuesday November 22nd

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Our trip today was on a yellow bus which was very exciting for our Irish students. Our first stop was at Shady Maple, a gigantic breakfast buffet where students fuelled on all sorts of breakfast foods.From here we competed a tour of Amish areas learning about their culture and heritage. It was an interesting day.


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Hiking

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Monday November 21st

Today we travelled to the village of Jim Thorpe where students completed a short hike followed by a picnic lunch. We had a great time. We then went paint balling in the snow which was great fun. It was a busy day!

Washington

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On Saturday exchange students travelled to Washington D.C. We got to see the major attractions including the White House, Washington Monument and reflection pool, to name but a few. We then visited some of the world famous museums including the American History Museum.

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Home of the Phillies and Philadelphia Zoo

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L2L Exchange students made a second trip to the city of Philadelphia where they visited the home of the Phillies receiving the Grand Tour which included a stroll on their famous home turf. We then went to Philadelphia Zoo, the oldest Zoo in America and got to see the Polar Bear, Coldilocks who is even older then Mr.Moore and Ms.Tobin. The weather was fantastic and made for a great day of sightseeing. Washington here we come!!!

Irish Students Presentations:

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On Friday Irish students presented three presentations on the topic of Irish Culture. Our students spoke about everything concerning Ireland from famous areas such as the Burren to Limerick Slang which we all know and love. The American students and teachers certainly learnt a thing or two

Limerick Exchange students visit Evans Elementary School.

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Today Irish Exchange students visited Evans Elementary school founded by a historic Limerick Family. Our students were thrilled to meet the students they had been paired with. The Evans students had prepared a number of activities including the presentation of Limericks, choir recital and student interviews. It was a great day and a lovely experience for all involved. 

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Philadelphia, Here I Come!

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Our trip into Philadelphia yesterday was really enjoyable. We started our day with a walking tour of the key historic landmarks in the city including the world famous Liberty Bell. We then ate at Gino's and Pat's popular for Philly Steak Sandwiches, Its safe to say no one went home hungry! From here we went to Reading Terminal Market and sampled some great food from across the world. Our last stop was the world famous Rocky steps completed with a race to the top. (The teachers won) Overall it was a fantastic day and we're looking to many more like it. 

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L2L Exchange

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Our host parents made us a welcome breakfast in the cafeteria today. We also met the principal and other staff, it was a great morning. The breakfast was delicious!

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