Reflection

I was pretty excited to go to Ireland. As a graduating senior, I cannot stress enough that I put this trip off for too long and I should have gone last year. My transition to post-academic life would have gone smoother, or even stress free. Luckily (thanks to the newly acquired “Gift of...

Dublin v Louth GAA F...

The GAA is for more than just sports. It was created to celebrate the game, culture and Gaelic language. That was what we saw at the Dublin v Louth GAA Football Match. Players don’t get paid to play and they can only play on the team for the county in which they were born. The game...

Hurley Making

On our way to Dingle, we were lucky enough to visit John Torpey of Torpey Hurleys. Hurling is a very old sport and was one of the main reasons why the Gaelic Athletic Association was created back in 1884. If you are unfamiliar with how it is played, check out this short video. ; John took us...

Free Day: Dingle

Our free day in Dingle allowed us to choose what we wanted to do with our day. Ten of us went for just over an hour of horseback riding. The trip was reasonably price, and for the most part it was carefree afternoon on a warm summer day. The horses however did not enjoy the heat and my horse...

Aran Islands

After our short stay in Galway, we headed for the Aran Islands. These three islands are just off the coast of Galway and have great views of Ireland, including the Cliffs of Moher. We set out to Inis Mor for our day trip on a ferry and arrived at about noon. Inis Mor is the largest Aran...

Travel Day

    We are well on our way to Dublin. We are taking what most people refer to as the “red eye” and getting in to Dublin on Tuesday morning.  We are staying at a Hostel in Dublin. Rest assured if you’d like more information, I will be filling in and reviewing all of my posts...