Author Archives: Colleen Fitzgerald

Looking Back

It seems fitting that I’m listening to an old Irish lament as I write this last post. So what exactly did I do during my junior spring semester? I flew away to a little island called Ireland, left my immediate … Continue reading

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Flashback to WWII

This post was also meant for a while ago, so here goes! A group of friends and I spent four nights in Munich for Springfest, a festival similar to Octoberfest but during spring. I was excited to explore Germany for … Continue reading

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What’s the craic in Dublin?

This post is a bit overdue, but after finishing my finals I wanted to reflect on the general differences I observed between life at University College Dublin and life at Georgetown. Starting with schoolwork, I found the work environment itself … Continue reading

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Noms

In the Irish language, nóm is the shortened abbreviation for “minutes,” which can be seen on any of the Dublin bus signs. Among my group of friends, however, “let’s get some noms” means that it’s time to eat! Reflecting on … Continue reading

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Do you speak English?

I haven’t blogged in a while because I have been traveling! Our university officially gives us two weeks off for spring break, but my break was more like three weeks since I only have class on Wednesdays and Thursdays. After … Continue reading

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Conflict in Northern Ireland

I spent one of my past weekends on another trip organized by my university’s International Students’ Society – this time to Derry and Belfast, which are both cities in Northern Ireland. It took me awhile to realize that I was … Continue reading

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Is this heaven?

Sorry for the late post! Here is a quick update: I have already accomplished one of my goals – learning how to Irish dance. I completed a five-week Irish dancing class through University College Dublin’s Get-In-Gear Program. Aside from my … Continue reading

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One Thousand Welcomes

*Sorry for the technical delays and for the lack of pictures. Pictures will hopefully be in future posts! The date of this post is January 26, 2013. Fáilte go Baile Átha Cliath, aka “Welcome to Dublin!” I have been living … Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings

Everyone has told me that my study abroad experience will be one of the most exciting times in my life and that I should take advantage of every opportunity. While I wish to do just that, at the same time … Continue reading

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