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Saint Mary's students set to learn from the Irish experience

They’ll miss St. Patrick’s Day by mere weeks, but 14 universitystudents will take away more than good times from an upcoming visit toIreland.

They’ll miss St. Patrick’s Day by mere weeks, but 14 university students will take away more than good times from an upcoming visit to Ireland.

Fourteen Saint Mary’s University students will travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland, next week to examine issues in conflict resolution. It’s the fourth year Halifax students have made the trip.

They’ll visit Catholic, Protestant and integrated schools. They’ll also be interviewed by the BBC and the Belfast Telegraph newspaper.

“The project was not just about imparting newly acquired conflict-resolution skills to Irish school children, but also about listening to the Irish children and learning from them,” said Pádraig Ó Siadhail, of the D’Arcy McGee chair of Irish studies at Saint Mary’s.

 
 
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