Iceland… a wonderful country

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In February 2012 I went to Iceland with Coláiste na nGael, “Coláiste na nGael is part of a very lively Irish language scene in Britain and Europe. Coláiste na nGael and its allies run Irish language events, which include classes, all over Britain. This year we are arranging one and two-day events in Essex, Leicestershire and Somerset.”

There is a strong and historic connection between Ireland and Iceland and our trip was to explore those connections accompanied by a TV crew who are making a film for the BBC and TG4 – Teilifís na Gaeilge. We had a wonderful time and here are a selection of pictures from the many I took:


  1. icelandpenny

    I love this, Lois — what an interesting reason for the trip, and what great photos to share with the rest of us. My own return trip is now just 6 weeks away, so I’m training harder than ever. Would you like to go there again?


    1. Lois

      I would love to go there! It is the most amazing place,we only had a very short trip so I definitely want to revisit. There is a most intriguing book set in Iceland called ‘The Flatey Enigma’ – I recommend it!


  2. icelandpenny

    Thanks for the book recommendation! I’ll go on the hunt immediately. Here are two for you, in case you haven’t read them yet: “Jar City,” by Arnaldur Indridason (Vintage Books, London, 2004) and “The Tricking of Freya” by Christina Sunley (Picador, 2009). I hope you also know about our fellow WordPress blogger Eva Lind. You’ll know her focus from her blog name:


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