Ireland for sole travelers

Top tips on some of the best places to visit if you’re travelling alone! Kylemore Abbey Location: Connemara, Co Galway Student Discount: Yes Price: €8.10 The Abbey one of Ireland’s best loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920. The Abbey is set in stunning location with beautiful view…

My thoughts 2 weeks before leaving from UL

These weeks are honestly the most hard and painful of the whole semester… It is exam time and I should be focused on my studies, however my mind wanders and it brings back all the memories and experiences I have had since I first landed in Shannon airport. Has it really been four months already?!…

My road from Erasmus to a Masters in UL

Almost three years ago I was studying an undergraduate degree in Political Science, although I figured out it was not for me I continued with it, all I knew is I wanted to study abroad. I failed to complete my first Erasmus application and therefore did not get a spot at my first choice University…

My Time at UL

Aaron Ooi attended the University of Limerick as a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science student from TAR UC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Aaron shares with us some of his experiences from his time at UL. Having the opportunity to be able to participate in the ERAMUS+ programme and study in University of Limerick was…

Saving tips

Financial life (only!) in Ireland can be pretty hard especially for internationals.  You suddenly have to pay for a lot of essentials and there is still so much to do and so much to see. One simply doesn’t wanna stay home while there are new people to be met and new funny things to be…

Irish Slang Words

Since you have decided to take on your studies in Limerick, the next step is deciphering the language. Although the Irish are a chatty bunch, we use some tricky words that are confusing to new ears. With this simple guide to Irish slang words, you’ll be speaking like a native in no time! Ye:  You…

Looking back

After 4 very short months, the day has come. My last day at UL.  Exams are done, my suitcase packed, my room cleaned and the goodbyes said. Tomorrow I will be leaving to Dublin from where I’ll be flying back. Home for Christmas. People keep asking me if I am excited to go back home…

Saying Goodbye: My Top 3 Favourite Trips

Saying goodbye is always bittersweet. Now that the exams have come to an end and I am back home safely in the Netherlands, it is time to look back at my time at UL and Limerick.

Do Not Try at Home: Cycling in Ireland

If you know anything about the Netherlands at all, then you might know that we are fanatic cyclists. We cycle everywhere: to university, to the grocery store, to a party late at night. Nothing will stop us from taking our bike when going out, not even the weather. So, as a true Dutchie, one of…

Three years later ……

……….My Erasmus Journey  By Marijn Verdenius On 31 August 2015 I stepped on a plane to Ireland. I was super excited about my Erasmus+ exchange semester that was about to begin, but I also was insanely nervous, filled with adrenaline, and already a bit homesick by the time I boarded the plane. I think that…