Ireland Day 8: Free Time, Mass at Oldest Parish, Rousing Song and Dance at Merry Ploughboy
by Steve Ray on September 29, 2012
Can’t bring people to Dublin without giving them some free time. Today everyone was free until 4 PM when we left for Mass. People scattered all over Dublin to see what they were interested in. Some firefighters with us went to see local fire stations, others jumped on the Hop On, Hop Off Tour Buses that hit all the highlights of Dublin.
Others went to tour the Guinness Brewery, churches, bookstores, art museums and more. Everyone ate at nice pubs and local restaurants. At 4:00 PM we took the bus to the oldest parish in Dublin named after St. Audeon. Then we went to a rousing evening of Irish music and dance. Very fun.
The second video is the whole of Fr. Courtney’s final farewell homily. I hope it is clear enough since it was a bit echo-ey in the church. We will have one more video tomorrow as the group gives comments and thoughts on the pilgrimage and we all say Good-bye.
PART ONE: FREE TIME, MASS, MERRY PLOUGHBOY
PART TWO: FR. COURTNEY’S HOMILY