What to do after you have arrived in Limerick

By Miguel Ángel Ambel Ruiz Once you have arrived in Limerick, UL will inform you of different activities and programmes that might be of interest to you. As a UL student, I will tell you why I think these programmes are a great way to help you get involved in the UL community and meet…

Looking on the Bright Side: Studying abroad during a Pandemic

By Natalie Schmidt As I reflect on my adventures in Ireland, I think about the rich history that I’ve been so lucky to explore. I got to visit the Cliffs of Moher, a famous sight that many people have been blessed to view over the years. I also got to experience Bunratty Castle, walk around…

A New Chapter

By Oluwatobi Ajayi Where exactly can I begin my story? True to my native name ‘’Oluwatobiloba’’ which when translated means God is greater than kings, God has proved Himself enormously in my life. I could not relate anything in my life without mentioning that God has played a phenomenal part. At a tender age, I…

The Late Late Toy Show

The Late Late Toy Show is an annual special edition of the weekly ‘Late Late Show’ presented by Ryan Tubridy. This episode is focused on Christmas entirely and the joy it brings to children across Ireland. It has become a household tradition across the country to snuggle up with a few snacks and watch the…

5 things 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…

Slang you should know before coming to Limerick

If you’re heading mid-west of Ireland there a few key words and phrases you should keep in mind! ‘Craic’- If people want to have a bit of craic with you don’t worry, it’s innocent! Craic in Ireland is a slang way of saying fun! ‘Aboy da kiiid’ – Humorous and casual way of saying hello…

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…