Category: Ireland

Farewell to Dublin…But Hello to London

Looking back on Dublin, I can confidently say that I fell in love with Ireland. The people in Ireland were so friendly and welcoming, and I felt like I was able to develop relationships with the FIE staff and our DBS instructors. I have only been in London for a few days but I already ...

A Visit to Western Ireland

For our last weekend in Ireland, FIE took us on a bus trip through western Ireland. Over the weekend, we visited Cashel, Bantry, Kenmare, Killarney, Dingle, and the Cliffs of Moher. This trip took us through rural Ireland as well as the western coast to see some of Ireland’s most iconic views. Our first stop ...

Why is it so Hard to Kiss the Blarney Stone!?

Last weekend was a free weekend, (aka we didn’t have any class trips) so my friend Maggie and I decided to take a weekend trip to Cork city! There are some really affordable buses from Dublin to Cork (with student discounts) and we were able to book a last minute AirBnB just outside the city. ...

Afternoon Trips to the Coast

Something that I didn’t originally know about Dublin is how close it is to the coast… and I must say, I am very happy about it. There are tons of adorable beach towns that are just a 30 minute train ride from Dublin. Plus, they’re easily accessible (and affordable) via Dublin Area Rapid Transit or ...

Free and Affordable Things to do in Dublin

Studying Abroad can be very expensive. Although we may have scholarships for our programs, we must also support ourselves while living in another country. Sure, you’ll spend money on eating out, souvenirs and traveling on the weekend, but when you want to take a break from all the spending, here’s what you can do in ...

The Spooky Side of Dublin

After a very serious weekend in Northern Ireland, we decided that it was time to do something a bit silly. A group of MyIreland students got together to take the DoDublin Ghostbus Tour. Guided by actors, the tour takes you to a few locations around the city with a creepy history. As soon as we ...

On Peace and Conflict: A Visit to Northern Ireland

As part of the MyIreland program, our group was taken on a three-day tour of Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is actually a country that is part of the United Kingdom. When the Republic of Ireland declared independence from Great Britain in 1922, unionists of Northern Ireland chose to remain a part of the UK due ...