5/12 Term Break

Today marks the end of the fifth week of teaching at Maynooth University and next week is the October mid-term break, starting with a bank holiday on Monday 28th October: the last Monday of October (Lá Saoire i mí Dheireadh Fómhair), or the Halloween Holiday (Lá Saoire Oíche Shamhna), is a national holiday in Ireland.

The mid-term break, optimistically known as ‘Study Week’, is often called ‘Half Term’ but since we have twelve-week teaching terms and we’ve only done five weeks at this point, I’ve used the more accurate description in the title of this post.

I’ll be back in Maynooth next week but I’m taking a few days off until then. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, but there will now follow a short intermission.

2 Responses to “5/12 Term Break”

  1. I was wondering what the Bank Holiday was for, my husband was trying to contact a shop in Killybegs and we are currently in Wales All the different half terms and half terms (Wales, UK, Ireland) can be confusing when you are making travel arrangements from one place to another and you are no aware of all the different public holidays!

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    Peter, if you read this before you read your email, please check the latter asap – something to the good. I tried the UK mobile number that you kept up for a while but it’s persisting in saying “not delivered” – Anton

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