Tag Archives: Dublin

“We Travel Not to Escape Life, but For Life Not to Escape Us”

I have now been away from home for 123 days. I have walked/ran 994 miles (according to my Fitbit…though, accuracy may very!) I have visited 23 cities (Dublin, Kilkenny, Sligo, Belfast, Cork, Howth, Athlone, Wicklow, Meath, Leeds, Edinburgh, London, Paris, … Continue reading

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In the Name of Love

On September 14th, I sat at my computer nervously eying the clock as my blood pressure steadily increased. I was awaiting the exact moment for tickets to U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 at 3 Arena in Dublin to go … Continue reading

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Running to New Horizons

Dublin County is comprised of 921 km2 (355.6 miles2 for those of us that are still adjusting to the metric system!) with 23 postal zones and countless roads. (I attempted to research just how many streets are in the county but … 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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Food, Glorious Food!

I never thought I would say it, but I do occasionally miss Leo’s.   I’m living in college accommodation here at Trinity, which is great, but college accommodation here is not quite the same as what you would get at … Continue reading

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Up the Dubs!

Ireland’s recent loss to Wales in the Rugby World Cup was disappointing, to say the least. Like any country with a drinking culture, Ireland loves its sports—somehow beer and athleticism just seem to go together. That Ireland made it so … Continue reading

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On Loving Ireland

My love for Georgetown, and for DC, is an aggressive love. It was instantaneous and fierce. Most frequent thought during my first two years as a Hoya? “I’m so freaking happy.” When I arrived, everything was new and shiny. I … Continue reading

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A Traditional Meal or: I am an unathletic wimp.

The great guys at OIP who run this blog sent us all an e-mail asking us to write about a traditional meal in the country where we’re studying. I didn’t go out of my way to have this traditional meal. … Continue reading

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This is the panopticon!

Foucault anybody? Day one’s solitary wanderings were interrupted when I bumped into a couple of Georgetown kids and other visiting students on their way to Kilmainhaim Gaol. “Sure!” I said, exhausted, my head in disorienting travel clouds. On a bus … Continue reading

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First impressions, recollected.

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” – William Wordsworth This is my excuse for why my first post since getting to Ireland is published 2 weeks after my arrival. … Continue reading

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