Chuaigh grúpa ó Scoil Raifteirí go dtí an Iodáil, Mí Bealtaine, 2007
A group went from Scoil Raifteirí to Italy, May, 2007
Un gruppo è andato da Scoil Raifteirí all'Italia, maggio, 2007
here to see a short video
(if you have broadband)
Tuesday, May 15
Partenza: departure at 00.30am, May 15
Seo muid san eitleán
Coming in to land
Ecco ci siamo!
Aspettando gli Irlandesi
Cathain a bheidh siad ag teacht?
The bus won't leave till everyone's sitting with their belts on
Le chéile ar an mbus
There was a lovely welcome for us at the school
C'era un concerto per noi alla scuola
Bhí an ceol go hálainn
Labhair Máire Treasa agus na húdaráis áitiúla
Obviously the children were more interested in what Máire Treasa had to say
was good fun. The family I was staying with was nice and the food was good.
I hope to return there some time during the summer.
C'era anche un buffet alla scuola
A delectable variety of food
Wednesday, May 16
food in Ireland is good, but the food in Italy is better.
The pizza and pasta is lovely and the drinks are nice.
Chuamar go dtí an Comhdáil in Ancona
Il Mondo del Pesce Incontra Il Mondo della Scuola
We showed our project at the exposition
The World of Fishing Meets the World of Education
Bhí buffet eile anseo
Seafood for all!
Now this is what we call food!
I was in Italy, I loved the tasty food. Over in Italy, they eat a lot of different
Also, the weather was lovely and hot and sunny. I hope to visit Italy in the near future.
had a great time in Italy. Here are five reasons why I loved Italy.
1:The family I stayed with were really friendly
2:I loved the Italian food so much!!
3:I loved the shows that the school put on.
4:All the children were so friendly and always tried their best to understand you
5:We had so much fun on Thursday night at the party!!
I have a lot more reasons why I enjoyed Italy soooo much.
Thank you all so much for your great hospitality.
Bye for now!
Ecco la spiaggia a Pesaro
Bhí na cnoic go hálainn
Two views of the same hill
was great fun because the family I was staying with were very nice. The food
was very nice.
The weather was nice. All my friends were there and all the Italian kids were great fun.
A visit to Gradara in the evening
Baile álainn ar chnoc le caisleán
Dove sono le macchine?
Veduta di Rimini
A lovely sunset highlighting San Marino on a distant hill
The teaching staff of the school treated us to a lovely meal in a pizzeria
pizza in Ireland is good, but not as good as Italian pizza.
It is raining in Ireland. It is sunny in Italy. Playing soccer in Italy was good.
Bhí an oíche go hálainn
Thursday, May 17
Bricfeasta ag an óstán...
...and a little light reading
Ci siamo incontrati alla scuola
School for some...
...but not for us
Bhíomar ar an mbealach go dtí Urbino
was a beautiful town. The cobble streets were very nice.
The duke's house was very interesting. I would definitely go back again.
really enjoyed my trip on the Gemellaggio trip to Italy.
My favourite part was the day trip to the town of Urbino.
We did a lot of interesting things there including visiting a palace.
It was my favourite part of the stay.
Time for some fun before exploring the town
Il Gruppo: click here to see a large version
Pretty as a picture
Its centro storico now boasts the honour of being included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites
one of the most important towns in the Marche - indeed in Italy - for the tourist
in search of great Italian art and architecture
Its beguiling streets well reward the curious traveller
duke used to live here.
We went on a tour inside it, which was less exciting than school!
The tour lasted for ages and I learned a lot.
Everybody (especially us Irish) was dying of starvation afterwards!
Then we went for lunch. I had pasta and chips.
Near the Cathedral is the Palazzo Ducale
Ferdinando kindly gave us a guided tour of the palace
Ha spiegato tanto della storia del palazzo, e ha parlato dei quadri dentro
Depiction of Christ,
Federico da Montefeltro
La Città Ideale dell'Anonimo Fiorentino conservata nel Museo Nazionale di Urbino
again Breege here. I really liked Italy. It was the best ever.
My best day was Thursday because I thought Urbino was an interesting place to visit.
It was a nice walk for me and I was really happy that I got some presents for my family.
Later on we went for a meal. The food was really nice and after that we went outside.
It was really dark and everyone was roaring and a man came down on a motorbike.
After the visit, we had time for some more shopping
Later that afternoon, we were treated to another concert at the school
Claudio conducted the music
Lucia prepared the drama Romeo e Giuletta e Juliana
favourite thing about being in Italy was the family.
They were so sound. There were four of them.
My second favourite thing was meeting Valentino Rossi.
He lived in the next town.
I met him and the family got me a Rossi t-shirt, bag, cap and other small bits.
My third favourite was playing football on the streets. It was like Fifa Streets.
Amici per sempere
La Cucina Italiana
was great the last night that we were in Italy.
We ate and ate until our stomachs nearly burst!
We had pasta, pizza and cake. They were all delicious.
Then we went outside. It was great. We also did other things.
We went to a festival in Ancona and we went to the beach
and we went to an ancient town called Urbino.
I stayed with a great family. They were lovely!
Friday, May 18
Ancona arís: tháinig an dá scoil le chéile
Dunmore East school made their presentation as well
Franco! I had a savage time in Italy. I loved playing football with you, Jack
I don't care what happened on Wednesday night. Liverpool are still through the sun-roof.
C'era tempo per un'altra foto del gruppo...
...prima di andare all'aeroporto
Bhí sé in am do slán a rá...
...and for another group photo
Ar chasamar leis an gcailín seo cheana?
Seachain na buachaillí seo
Slán leis an Iodáil
Tuirseach traochta ar an turas abhaile ó Bhaile Átha Cliath ar bhus Eugene
Fuaireamar na bronntanais seo ó na múinteoirí sa scoil
a Antonio, il preside, ed a Umberto, il vice-preside
per l'ospilità e tutti questi regali
Grazie a Claudio e Giorgio per la musica
Grazie a Carlo, Barbara, Isabella, Stefania ed a tutti gli insegnanti
Grazie a Ferdinando per la guida e la cultura
Grazie sopratutto a Lucia, organizzatore del gemellaggio
Grazie ai genitori chi hanno dato il benvenuto ai ragazzi irlandesi
E grazie speciali ai ragazzi italiani, sempere pieni di gioia
riguarda l'organizzazione della Festa ad Ancona,
grazie a Stefano Foresi, il Presidente,
a Sergio Leoni, la persona della segreteria del Presidente Foresi,
a Bruno Bravetti, dirigente della Segreteria del Sindaco,
a Rita Gobbi, segretaria dell'Assessore alle Politiche Europee,
e sopratutto a Miria Cameli:
senza il loro aiuto e apprezzamento non sarebbe mai realizzato questa iniziativa!
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