Category: Ireland

Céad Míle Fáilte: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes from Dublin!

On the evening of Wednesday, June 20th, I embarked on my journey to Dublin from Philadelphia. This summer, I will be participating in the Dublin + London Dual City Summer program through the Foundation for International Education (FIE), spending five weeks in each city. I planned this trip with my friend Maggie, who is also ...

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Nat Turner Lives

As I look at the partition of Northern Ireland I can’t help but be reminded of the Jim Crowe south. Shortly after partition, the NI government set about creating a system where it was very hard for the Catholics to get ahead socio-politically. They gerrymandered the electoral process so Protestants pretty much held all the ...

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A Terrifying yet Efficient Bureaucracy

One thing you’ve seen in the movies, even if you didn’t realize it, is the basic process of boarding a plane. It the movies you walk into the gate associated with your airline. You get a boarding pass and check your luggage. You than proceed through security and from their you move onto your gate ...