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Leaving Killarney

We just arrived in Ennis in Co. Clare earlier this afternoon. This meant a few things: 1) We had to leave a place many of us had come to love  , 2) that we needed to reorient to yet another new area, and 3) that we actually have decent internet access. Here’s an update on [...]

Happy Easter from Killarney!

Hallooo Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Our hotel in Killarney has only limited WiFi in the lobby, so accessing the internet is rather difficult. Also, we’ve been incredibly busy so finding time to blog…with limited internet…in a room where everyone is trying to get on the internet is just not a top priority. [...]

St. Paddy’s Day/Good-bye Dublin!

I can’t believe we have been here for two weeks already–our time in Dublin has flown by!  Tomorrow we are leaving for Killarney, a smaller town in southwestern Ireland.  I have been loving the city life in Dublin, but a change of pace and scenery will be so nice.  Killarney National Park is beautiful and [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend-Dublin

We’ve had quite the eventful first week here in Dublin. We spent the greater part of the week getting accustomed to Ireland and oriented to the city…and the rest of the week getting excited for this weekend. That’s right, it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and Dublin plays host to 4 days of events and activities. [...]

Classes Have Begun…

It is the end of day two of classes here and already the weekend begins tomorrow!  After the first few days in Dublin without class, it was not the smoothest of transitions into actually having school work to worry about– so much reading.  Being an English major, I am well-prepared for the Irish Lit class, [...]

First few days in Dublin!

The entire group of us have been here for two full days now, and I think we are all FINALLY adjusting to Ireland time.  These first few days have been great– we have spent a majority of the time wandering around Dublin and getting acquainted with the city.  My one complaint is that we seem [...]

Good Morning, Dublin

We finally made it to Dublin around 2pm – after about 15 hours of travelling. The 6 of us who ended up travelling together had little problems with the immigration officers at the Dublin airport, so entering the country was easy enough. We were greeted by Dr. McDowell and we hopped on a bus to [...]