Two semesters down and just one more to go. This is it. The final month of being at Trinity has commenced.
We all know the frenzy surrounding exam season, including those all nighters in attempt to process and memorize a whole years worth of information in one night, when in reality we just don’t like to accept we’ve done enough and given it our all. Yes, that’s right- it’s usually just a moment of panic that sets us off to think it would be wise idea. Continue reading
Ireland is known to have a culture that is centred around its vibrant atmosphere, clearly seen in Temple Bar, where the majority of the nightlife exists. The history of Ireland, nevertheless, is fascinating, with the commemoration of The Easter Rising just being celebrated a few days ago, throughout Dublin. Continue reading
The annual festival originating in Ireland but celebrated all over the world has come! We all know St Patrick’s day, or better known as Paddy’s day, is a day for celebrating, erm, what? Irish culture is actually immensely rich in its history and this day is just one example of this, with the good old Saint Patrick having died on this day 16 centuries ago. In recognition of him bringing Christianity to Ireland, this is the day massive parades are held throughout the country, and internationally too, with Dublin being one the biggest, most exciting, and most crey crey from what I’ve seen! Continue reading
February is a funny month. It just kind of exists in the middle of nowhere. No major events, no major holidays, and no major deadlines. It doesn’t even have 30 days. However, it is therefore the perfect time to do things that you’ve been wanting to do for a long time but haven’t yet gotten round to doing! Here is what I call my coastal crawl. Continue reading
So, Epiphany term has begun, which means I am officially half way through my time at Trinity. I cannot comprehend where the time has gone. It is true that time flies, cliché, but true. There was so much I wanted to do that I have not yet done, so I now pledge to explore a massive amount more in the upcoming months. Continue reading
As the festive season approaches , the air is turning crisp and the winds are getting stronger. The passing of two windstorms in the space of two weeks has lead to serious warnings issued to remain indoors, oh and a bridge collapsed somewhere on the outskirts- Irish weather at its finest. On the other hand, Dublin in December is AH-MAZING! Continue reading
I know what you’re thinking. I have been in Dublin for under three months- how can Dublin make me?
It turns out that Dublin is a contender for the 2020 title of the Cultural Capital of Europe. And in appreciation of this, a market was held in its honour, a market called Dublin Made Me, with lots of home grown produce and an all round Irish feel. Is it just me or is this beginning to sound a lot like the Irish version of a Morrison’s advert? Continue reading
University has well and truly begun, and that means the work is also well and truly piling up! I feel like a fresher all over again, attempting to figure out where all my lecture rooms are. My first day had me miss the first half of a lecture as I circled round and round the hallways- and walked past the room I should have been sat in countless times! One word of advice… just ask someone! That goes for pretty much anything in life, if you don’t know, be willing to ask around. #lifeadvice Continue reading
The Spire & the Flag
Excitement levels were high as I entered the centre of Dublin, though my high expectations were not initially met. Getting off the bus and walking through the streets of Dublin, dragging my suitcase along busy roads, I finally reached my destination. I’m all for losing my way (it’s an adventure in itself), but getting lost on the way to my hostel isn’t the best thing to happen when you’re lugging 30kg behind you. Luckily, the Irish folk were more than happy to guide me to the right direction. I crossed the Spire on my slight detour, of course this was a Snapchat moment since the Irish flag was waving away up in the clouds! That’s when it hit me- I’m in Dublin. The heart of Ireland. More importantly, home for the next nine months. Continue reading