Bhangarh Fort: A Sanctuary of Ghosts

On the occasion of Halloween, let’s take you back to one of the mysterious stories from the most haunted places in India. Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India is known to be one of the bucket list destinations for inquisitive travelers. It is located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, along the border of Sariska Tiger…

Irish Halloween Games and Traditions

UL Global’s Halloween Trilogy- Part Two As we are aware, we will be in Level 5 restrictions for Halloween this year so the celebrations will be a little different, but don’t worry you can still have a good time! Due to the ongoing pandemic, trick or treating is off limits but to make up for that…

Limerick’s Legends and Urban Myths

UL Global’s Halloween Trilogy- Part Three Halloween originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain, explaining why Ireland’s nation has so many mysterious and creepy undertones to it. The island is known to be haunted and with thousands of ghost stories at our finger tips and Halloween around the corner, it is only fair we share…

The History of Irish Halloween

UL Global’s Halloween Trilogy- Part One The origin of Irish Halloween can be traced back to Celtic times when the celebration of Samhain (sow-win) marked the end of harvest and beginning of winter on November 1st. The night before this celebration was known as Oíche Shamhna (eeha how-na) and was celebrated similarly to how modern…

French Legend: The Phantom of the Opera

Halloween Week at UL Global By Tatiana Da Silva The ghost of the Opéra Garnier is the story of a little boy named Ernest who became an orphan in 1863 after his mother, a famous dancer at the Paris opera, died because of severe burns caused by one of the opera’s gas ramps. However, this…

From Saravejo to UL

Hatidza Zutic was an Erasmus+ ICM student from the International University of Sarajevo, who studied Design in the University of Limerick for the spring semester of 2019.  Hatidza is part of the ‘Buddy Programme’ that is run here in the University of Limerick, which pairs a group of new international students with a UL student. There are many activities available for members of the…

Inclusion at UL

UL Erasmus Student, Lena Heffner, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, wrote about her experience in UL as a differently abled person. Lena, who studied with our Department of Psychology during our Autumn semester 2019, touches on her experiences with UL Global and the many services available on campus. Read more below! I am a wheelchair user and I spent the Autumn Semester of 2019 as an ERASMUS…

Fun Facts about Limerick-

A few interesting facts to note about Limerick City which you can use to impress your peers, they may even come in handy on a Trivia night!

Travel Checklist- Covid 19

Moving to a different country is a struggle in itself for most people and the added pressure of packing doesn’t help! The aim of this article is to ease that stress a little by reminding you of simple things you may have forgotten to pack. If you are traveling to Ireland from a country that…

Erasmus during Covid 19

Nahid was a visiting Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Postgraduate Student from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology from 1st November 2019 to 30th June 2020 shares her highlights of her time at the University of Limerick and how she coped during the pandemic. Introducing myself I’m Nahid Sultana Ria, a visiting Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility…

Why Choose to Study in Ireland?

Ireland is an amazing little country in Europe that houses the perfect balance of modern city living and age old country sides. There are hundreds of reasons you should choose to study in Ireland but this list focuses on the top 10 reasons why. 1. English Speaking- Although Ireland has its own national language; English…

Covid 19 & Staying Connected

“It is important to remember in these scary and uncertain times that we all are in this together, no matter what country we are in.” In this blog Rory discusses his Erasmus experience and reflects on how grateful he was to have been given the opportunity to go. Especially now during the pandemic, Rory talks…