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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…

Why I’m in Dublin

I’m not here just to study and I’m not here just to see the world; it’s a little of both. For me, this semester is about experiences. Saying…

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Bray Head

Bray is just a short train ride away from Dublin, but it feels like a whole different place. It has the feel of a resort beach town, run-down…

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Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle was my first big sight-seeing adventure here in Dublin. It’s not exactly a castle like you might expect, but it used to be many centuries ago….