Category: Ireland

Making Connections to the History of Ireland

Before visiting Ireland, it is important to read up on its history. Before coming to Dublin, I was not aware of the political tensions between The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In my Irish Culture and Society class, we have learned so much about the lasting effects of the Troubles and how it influences ...

A Cork Must See

When visiting different countries there are always places and landmarks that locals say you must see. One of those destinations in Cork is the Blarney Castle & Gardens. Due to the castle being build almost 600 years ago, there is a lot of history that accompanies the castle which makes it interesting to visit. However, ...

Dublin On A Budget

Traveling can be the experience of a lifetime. However, a big consequence that comes with that experience is the loss of funds. As a college student studying abroad in Dublin, I take every opportunity to look for deals and coupons. Fortunately, grocery shopping in Dublin is relatively cheap compared to how it is in the ...

Tips To Stay On Top (of schoolwork)

Studying abroad is a great opportunity, even if it is just for a month. However, it gets difficult when you have two different school schedules. This month-long study abroad in Cork is already intense as each class is 4.5 credits, but it gets even more intense as an online Drexel course is required along with ...

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Cork Culture Shock

Week 1 of the program has finished, and it has been a success so far. After moving in and meeting the other students, all the nerves that I had were gone. Besides attending class on Thursday and Friday, the program coordinators planned a scavenger hunt and had us running around the whole campus looking for ...

Coming to Cork

When opportunities are presented, I find it important to take advantage of them. Today, on July 1st, 2019 I arrived in Cork, Ireland as a student studying abroad to participate in writing intensive workshops. I will be specifically studying Existentialism and Philosophy & Film during my time here. As usual, new adventures are accompanied with ...

Weather and Scenery in Wicklow Mountains

Ireland is known for its gorgeous scenery. Just 40 minutes outside Dublin you will encounter luscious green mountains, hundreds of grazing sheep by the grassy hills, and streams teeming with wildlife. Unfortunately, it can be a little hard to enjoy the scenery if you are unprepared for the weather. Weather in Ireland is entirely unpredictable. ...