This summer Signpost Tours was fortunate to have four interns contributing to the company's evolution. Brittany Degres, Maggie Oldham and Kate Treder came to us by way of Saint Mary's College in South Bend, IN and Mana Sakaguchi from Northeastern University in Boston.

Aside from contributing abundant enthusiasm for things Irish, each worked on a range of tasks related to marketing and web development. Mana Sakaguchi worked closely with Declan Somers, assisting in translating the site into Japanese, also contributed her skills in photography and graphic design. Brittany Degres, Maggie Oldham, and Kate Treder worked extensively on developing and implementing a marketing plan for Signpost's Student Tours, a continuation of a project embarked upon Spring '06 as part of Notre Dame's Student International Business Council.

Aside from gaining vital business experience, the girls adored Galway, thriving in its legendary cultural offerings. They also took frequent forays into the countryside to Croagh Patrick, the Aran Islands, Connemara, Clare, Dublin, Mayo and Cork. During the coming academic year they will continue promoting Signpost Tours and serving as ambassadors for all things Irish.

The 06 Interns were in no hurry to return to the States and certainly will be sorely missed.

At a Glance

  • Interns Recommended the following :
  • Hillwalking in Connemara. Biking the Aran Islands.
  • Donning wellies and Wading through the Bogs.
  • Galway Saturday Market. Cliffs of Moher. The Burren.
  • Adopting Irish Slang words such as "craic" and "chattin' up"

Our Take

We miss them so! It was a great summer and they did great work. They refreshed our spirits with their enthusiam. They regaled stories of their near encounters and the times lost in the Wilds of Connemara. We look forward to them returning and bringing us to 'Neachtains'- one of their & our favourite watering holes.