5 thigs I wish I knew before moving to Limerick

By Ellen Onyango When I finally got a visa to go study in Ireland, it dawned on me that I knew nothing about this country. In a frantic panic, I rushed to google, shakily typing ‘Republic of Ireland’. You know google, always the one to bring up all sorts of information. It was overwhelming. A…

Diwali and its significance!

By Neha Misri This is my first Diwali away from home! While I did have my UL family with me, and we tried to bring our celebrations to Limerick amidst level 5 restrictions, it nonetheless got me nostalgic. I missed home, home cooked food, celebrations, and the fanfare around it. But one thing that stood…

Ireland’s Viking past: 10 facts you didn’t know about Viking Ireland

By Trinidad Ricke Zegers Ireland’s Viking history is a recent discovery; during a build some 25 years ago in Dublin, diggers unearthed vast quantities of Viking relics, which are now in the National Museum in Dublin. Even though we don’t know for sure if the well-known Ragnar touched the Irish coasts, the Vikings started raiding…

How to Dress Warmly in Ireland

For many of you, this is your first time in Ireland and if you have come from a hot country, it is quite the change! At UL Global we know how difficult it is to become accustomed to a new climate, particularly a wet and cold one, so we wanted to share a few tips…

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!