The Latest from Ireland

Jul 12 1:23pm
Dublin

Reflections on Living in Dublin: One Week Till Home

by Jacob

I’ve managed to survive just over one month living abroad, and the countdown to leave has begun. Along with the seven other people I’ve lived with, we’ve managed to form quite the positive experience here in Dublin. At first it was a test of adaptation and a game of who would dare to figure out the rules nearly everywhere we went. For example, the first morning we arrived it was decided we all desperately needed to visit the grocery store across the street from our housing named Lidl.

Jul 3 3:02pm
Dublin

Vikings, Viceroys, and Very Cool Architecture: Dublin Castle

by Alex

When walking down the streets of Dublin, you pass numerous shops, pubs, restaurants, and (so many) Carroll's Gifts.  As a current city-dweller in America, I found Dublin to be very similar to where I live in Pittsburgh.  However, Dublin has a couple key differences.

Jul 1 11:03am
Dublin

Sundown to Sundown in Galway City

by Jacob

Saturday evening after Dublin’s Pride Parade a group of my floormates and I took a train over the hills, farms, and rivers of Ireland straight to Galway to find the best sightseeing destinations and food spots we could pack into 24 hours. It was a two-hour ride at top speed across the intimate and scenic countryside through multiple towns and counties.

Jun 28 11:55am
Dublin

The Mullamast Stone and Religion in Ireland

by Jacob

Recently, one of my classes took a trip to the Irish National Museum of Archelogy in Dublin. The museum is large and spacious, consisting of multiple rooms where artifacts dating back to the Mesolithic period sit, each waiting to teach students of history about their small but profound contribution to historic Ireland. At first glance the items in the museum appear rather stale and uninteresting.

Jun 5 7:44am
Dublin

SIM Cards and Stress-Crying: Day One!

by Alex

After landing on foreign soil for the first time on Tuesday, I am now writing this from my gorgeous IES Abroad housing, where I am unpacked, well-rested, and most importantly, completely set up in the electronics department.  This took me time, tears, and ten thousand steps, and it's become quite the lesson that I wished I was prepared for, which has inspired this post.