Tag Archives: Ireland

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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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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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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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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I’m on my way…

The other day, a storm rolled in and raged thunder and lightning for a good few hours before letting down an disappointingly small amount of rain. The east coast may be recovering from a hurricane, but down here in Texas … 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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