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Ireland 2016

Marching Mizzou Ireland
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:46am
Today Marching Mizzou was bound for Galway, Ireland, in the early morning.
 
We had a bus tour of the various landmarks seen from the highway from our bus driver. The bus driver on bus four taught the Marching Mizzou member traditional Irish folk songs to help them prepare for the music at Monroe's Tavern.
 
Marching Mizzou Ireland
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:23am
Today we started the day with a bus tour of Dublin. The buses dropped us off at Trinity College where we took a tour of the museum and the Old Library.
 
Next we went to the Guinness Storehouse where we had a small band perform. We followed the performance with a tour of the storehouse to learn how Guinness is made and shopped in the store.
 
Marching Mizzou Ireland

Pin worn by all members of the parade.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 3:23pm

Today is the third day of Marching Mizzou's trip to Ireland. We woke up early to get ready for the St. Patrick's Day festival parade that took place in Dublin. This is the 100th Anniversary of Easter Uprising, which made this day even more special. 

Marching Mizzou Ireland

Clayton Hotel photo by Max Boyd

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 4:33pm
Today Marching Mizzou landed in Dublin around 5:30 a.m. After getting our luggage we loaded the buses. Our hotel check in was not until 1 p.m., so we took a bus tour of Dublin visiting various parts of the city and neighboring villages including the neighborhood of Howth. One of the first stops was in Malahide on the coast of the Irish Sea where we could view the Ireland Eye. 
Marching Mizzou Ireland

Day One - boarding in Chicago

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Today was Marching Mizzou's first travel day! We loaded the buses at 4 a.m. and departed from the practice field at 4:30 a.m. We stopped in Joliet, Illinois, for lunch at the Joliet mall. We drove to O'Hare Airport for check in and security checks.  We are all currently waiting at the gate where everyone is really excited to get going. Our flight takes off at 5 p.m!

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