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…

Alternative Eats: Limerick

Lindsay Nygren is a PhD student at University of Limerick. Check out her survival guide to eating out in Limerick City with dietary restrictions!  I’ve been in Ireland long enough now to know that sometimes it can be hard to find places to eat a decent meal, or even buying groceries, if you have certain dietary…

The Old Fire Station: Limerick’s Newest Vegan Friendly Café

Foodies of Limerick – check out this review of the brand new Limerick vegetarian/vegan restaurant by UL international student, Angie Wiesgal! Check out her Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to Limerick while you’re at it.  The wait is finally over! A new vegetarian restaurant is here in Limerick. It’s called The Old Fire Station and it…

From Indonesia to Ireland: Why Limerick is Full of Surprises

Afriana is an Indonesian Student under the Lotus+ Programme studying Management Sciences and Business Studies at University of Limerick for 6 months. The Beginning… Gazing out of the airplane window, I was thinking of the endless questions that almost every international student has. Have I made the right decision? What is the place like?  Will I make…

Top 5 Coffee Shops You Must Visit in Limerick

Carrie Burns is a Study Abroad student at the University of Limerick from Minssesota, USA. Here, she gives a detailed run down of her favourite Limerick City coffee shops, complete with gorgeous pictures that will have you hankering for a coffee fix.  The planning process of moving to another country for a few months is an…

28 Irish Slang Words You Need to Know

Jenna Steadman is a Study Abroad student at the University of Limerick. She is from Ontario, Canada, and is majoring in Psychology and Music. Here, she gives a run down of all the Irish phrases she’s learned in her first few weeks at UL. Can’t seem to wrap your head around the crazy Irish lingo? For a…

A Vegetarian and Vegan Survival Guide to Limerick

Angie Weisgal is an International Student Ambassador for the University of Limerick. She is from the US and is here pursuing her MA in Journalism. Follow our blog for more student driven content about UL and Limerick.  Before coming to Limerick, my friend/pen pal (now my boyfriend of 2 years), told me that finding vegetarian food…

How to be an international student

By UL International Student Ambassador Marina Roehrich Studying in a different country can be tough. Many internationals do not speak English as their first language; therefore, everyday life can already have struggles waiting for us. Not only do we need to deal with another language every day, we also need to study in it. So how do…

TRIP TO CLIFFS OF MOHER

By UL International Student Ambassador Precious Lee There are some instances in your life that makes you know more about yourself. The trip to  the Cliffs of Moher that I had a few days back was one of those. It was the first travel experience that I had after reaching Limerick. I would love to share this…

Limerick Urban Dictionary

When you live in Limerick for a while, there are some words you start  hearing that seem a bit odd, but you’ll catch on eventually. Whether at the pub, in class, or in normal conversation, these phrases are good to know if you’re planning on coming to Ireland! 1. Ye Plural of you. This one you’ll hear all…