Category: Ireland

The Beauty in Learning about Tragedy

Placing beauty and tragedy in the same headline is an obvious oxymoron. However, the true intensities of conflicts within communities abroad often go unnoticed. Yes, of course the media has its own portrayals, but seeing (especially on TV) is definitely not believing. Believing is walking the streets of Derry and Belfast, standing on one side ...

The trials and tribulations of being a first time traveler

The Dublin + Amman trip is my first time in Europe and the Middle East and only my second time out of the country because I went to Canada when I was 12. However, since I was so young it feels like I have truly never been out of the country and everything is very ...

Leaving (*gasp*) Before The Quarter is Over..

If you’re like me and have decided to go on a study abroad trip that begins before the quarter and finals are over, do not fret! (That means you Dublin + Amman students!) IT. IS. POSSIBLE. Unfortunately due to the timeline of outside travel organizations, sometimes they do not accommodate for the unique-nature of the ...

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 ...