Back to my homeland!

Looking back on my journey, it still seems surreal that I spent three entire months in Ireland. Although there are many differences between Ireland and the United States, Ireland was a very easy place to adapt to. I went on many adventures and met some pretty amazing people along the way. There were many times…

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Just London

The last two weeks I have been working on essays, studying for finals, playing some sports and hanging with friends. We are all bitter sweet about leaving this week. We have spent a lot of time laughing, playing games, eating food, and watching movies. Hopefully I will see all of these people again in the…

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Passing the Time with Great Company

Joining the volleyball club has been the most impactful part of my adventure. Not only do I get to play a sport I enjoy but I have met some very wonderful people. My first day at volleyball practice I met Katie; a genuinely down-hearted girl who expects the best in people. She is far more…

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Scotland

Over the study break I had the opportunity to visit Edinburgh. I travelled by myself and felt quite lonely. It was exciting to have such a wonderful adventure but I was sad that I had no one to share the experience with. I stayed with a Polish couple I found on AirBnB. They were wonderful…

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Wicklow Mountains

First of all, Wicklow Mountains National Park is the most beautiful place I have ever been in my life. I had the opportunity to go on a hike through the Wicklow Mountains via Volleyball Club. Wicklow was at the top of my to do list coming to Ireland. A teacher had mentioned it to me…

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Ecclesiastical Sites and the Dead

In the last couple weeks I have been on a couple of field trips with my Cultural Heritage Classes. First we visited Clonmacnoise a monastery that became an important economic center between the 9th and 12th centuries. The site of the monastery places it along a major east-west route: the Pilgrimage Road. The road is…

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Oh Ireland

I have spent nearly 4 weeks in Ireland now and it has become a part of the routine, like I’m simply at another college in another state. The only difference is that I am in IRELAND. Every weekend holds another adventure. I can honestly say I do not miss working nine hours shifts well into…

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Only TWO Weeks

It’s only been two weeks and yet it feels like I have been in Ireland for months. My first day in Ireland was rough. When I landed I had to figure out how to make it from Dublin to Maynooth. I managed to find the bus, however the wheels on my suitcase were not very…

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Just FOUR More Days Until The Next Three Months

I leave for Ireland in just four more days. The trepidation and excitement are increasing ever so much as the days seem to fly by. I remember applying for the trip months ago and imagining how surreal it would be to spend four months in another country.  Not only another country but one as amazing as…

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