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The Candlemas Procession

I haven’t been to church in years. I can’t even remember the last time, other than when I attended services at a Jewish synagogue for a class project….

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In the Heart of Ireland ft. the Baby Trackies

I woke up this morning certain that someone had broken into our house last night and used the phone in our hallway. I’m not sure why I thought…

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Eureka: The Big Bang Query

Straight off, let me just say that my roommates were showing me the love today. Abbie snapped the amazing candid of me that you see above, and later…

Weird Dublin

This place is weird. I guess every place has its moments, but my roommates and I seem to be getting an inordinate amount of weirdness. Ciaran, one of…

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American Football in an Irish Pub

For the record, the rock beach at Bray has nothing to do with this post. Sometimes I just forget to take photos while I’m in the middle of…

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Sally Gap and the Majesty of Wicklow County

I didn’t expect a bus tour with a bunch of strangers to bring me to sights that rivaled those of the Grand Canyon. I didn’t expect to find…

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Bookstore Hopping

This is the Irish cover of one of my favorite books ever. I have a copy originally given to me by Heather Curran, my English teacher in 11th…

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Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library is sort of a trick because it’s not really a library with shelves and shelves of books. It’s actually an art gallery or sorts,…

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Bucket List: Abroad Edition

Things to do in Ireland or elsewhere in the next four months: Go on a guided tour Attend mass or another religious service Backpack Rome and Florence for…

Strange Cultural Quirks

Ireland isn’t as different from the US as maybe Lithuania or South Korea, but there have still been some surprising moments of cultural difference. Like the orange toilet…