Today was another busy day for our group, beginning with more singing, and some rehearsal for tonight's talent show. Our first song was a hearty happy birthday to our Conor, who turns 17 today. It was the first of several happy birthdays, and eventually a candle which arrived at dinner time
Today's field trip continued the theme of diaspora and emigration, and we travelled to the Ulster-American Folk Park in Omagh, County Tyrone. This open-air museum tells the story of three centuries of Irish emigration, and it's laid out in a very interesting way- visitors go first to the thatched cottages of Ulster, then on board a full-scale emigrant ship, and on to the log cabins of the American Frontier.
After we returned from Tyrone, it was time to get ready... and indeed, our group proved what a talented bunch they are! We did our best to get everyone to perform, but some of our kiddos said they would prefer to be the best audience ever, and we respected that. But what an eclectic show we got! Julia, Abby, Tara and Maggie performed an original song called 'Best Trip Ever' (well, that's a good sign!) and it was a really funny, smart song about the group's adventures so far. This was followed by some wonderful singing by Allison, Kaeleigh and Sam.
Rocco's talents are his magic feet, and Patrick, his awesome guitar skills. Devin stole the show somewhat, with the opening number from the music 'Hamilton', - Ariana says her talent is doing the splits! Niamh accompanied the whole group to a cool version of Justin Bieber's 'love yourself', led by Samantha and Allison again, and our very attractive dancers Patrick, Brendan and Patrick did the dance from Napoleon Dynamite (Hilarious!!!) There was a great surprise at the end, when Kyle and Abby presented the first screening of a movie they have made of the trip so far. We will let them show you this themselves.