Do you know Frank McCourt?

Frank McCourt’s world famous novel Angela’s Ashes, which was later made into a movie, showed the humour and hardship of growing up in Limerick in the 1930’s. Many of the sights and businesses described in Angela’s Ashes can still be found and visited in Limerick. UL student Sabrina Siqueira has found herself in Limerick and…

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…

Walk Slow …….

School. Assignments. Homework. Tests. GO GO GO. Anxious? It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day activities, running around and getting all stressed. Life sometimes leads up to this because everything is “vital” to our success. What on earth are we supposed to do to give ourselves some relief? I’ll give you…

Support services to help you settle into life at UL

Whether it’s your first time going abroad for a long time or not, adapting to a new university, country or culture is hard. Almost everyone feels lost at some point in the first weeks. Whether you can’t find your next classroom, can’t figure out your timetable, have troubles adjusting to the Irish culture or just…

5 Tips for Surviving Life in Limerick and at UL!

Moving to a new city can be super difficult, and often feel like you are completely starting over! This can be so much harder if you’ve have never lived on your own before (like me)! Here are just some suggestions and tips for living life at UL! Tip 1: Try to get to know your…

Tips to having the best Exchange / Study Abroad Experience

I have just returned home to Canada after my one-semester exchange at UL. What can I say? It has been a BLAST! Although there isn’t anything I would change looking back, there are a few things that I wish I’d known about coming to Ireland, about the academics at UL, about cooking for myself, and…

A Love Letter to Ireland

Alyssa worked with the International Education Division in Ireland for two months over the summer and became part of the international team. This is the second blog that Alyssa has written about her time in Ireland.  Hello everyone, it’s me again. As I finish my two-month internship with the UL International Office, I want to…

The Irish music scene: Beyond trad music and Riverdance

If you ever wondered about the music scene in Ireland, check out this list that I have prepared to introduce some of my favourite Irish bands. This list will help you tune in to some good music made in Ireland. I start this post by introducing the most famous Irish band of all times: U2….

Gateway to Adventure ……

When you study at University of Limerick, you are a bus ride away to Dublin Airport, where you have the world at your fingertips waiting to be explored. If you are on a budget like me, you can get RyanAir roundtrip flights for as cheap as €36, as long as you don’t mind early flights…

From South Carolina to the University of Limerick

My name is Alyssa Rollins and I am an American graduate student from the University of South Carolina. I am halfway through my two-year Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, which will allow me to have a career at a university supporting students through their college years. Thanks to the strong partnership between…

Travel to Donegal- A one in a Lifetime Experience

If you are a traveler and fond of road trips then Ireland is the best place for you to travel and explore. The wild Atlantic Way is a highly ranked west coast road trip and is recommended by travelers from all over the world. But before thinking of such trips you must be careful about…

21, Up and Running

Alison Head is an exchange student with the University of Limerick from our partner university McMaster University in Ontario, Canada majoring in Biology & Physiology. Alison travelled recently to Austria where she celebrated her 21st Birthday in the most unusual way.  “It has been a dream of mine for several years now to run a half…