Erin and I crash landed in NUIG RAG week this morning. We got back from London (which was incredible) around 11 this morning, with the infamous RAG week in full swing. The kids still call it RAG week, though its proper name is now “College Week.” This change came as a result of the massive amount of illegal activity that occurred last year (I’ve heard the figure of 40 student arrests get thrown around).
It’s only the first day but I have certainly gotten a taste of what’s to come. As I walked to a friend’s at noon in a crowded Corrib Village, the maintenance man told me I was the first sober person he’d seen yet. And when I went to campus to go to class, I was one of the only sober people I saw there, as well. Didn’t really matter, because the professor didn’t show up. I guess the students aren’t the only ones who celebrate RAG week.