Tag: Ireland

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cliffs of Moher and Authentic American Food

If there is anything I can advise about going to Ireland, it is GO TO THE CLIFFS OF MOHER. I don’t care if you’re only in the country for a couple of hours and only have one thing to see, this is it. Our tour included a couple of different cliffs on the way and ...