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…

Experience Summer School in Ireland!

Experience Summer School in Ireland for 2017 at the University of Limerick!

Guinness, St Patrick’s Day and Leprechauns – it is all I knew about Ireland before coming here to study from Russia. “How could I knew so little about this country?” with hindsight, I am asking myself. No expectations, arguably, brought me to the place where I am right now – totally fascinated and staggered.  This…

My Top 4 Favorite Places at UL

Everything is better when you’re with friends. I met these people the first week I was here and somehow we haven’t got sick of each other yet. You can usually find us in one of our apartments playing Spoons or watching movies. We also frequent the climbing wall and the Stables pub on campus. I know it’s cheesy, but these people have been the best (and most interesting) people I could’ve asked for during my time abroad! Here are my top 4 places in UL

Can Studying Abroad change your life?

by Lizzy Selvik, University of Limerick International Student Ambassador When I embarked on my study abroad journey I could not have been more excited. I had been dreaming about this experience and planning it for ages. I was going to see the world and welcome a semester of new experiences and new places. Before I…

Great news! UL ranked among the top universities for international students

The University of Limerick is ranked among the top universities for international students to study and live according to a recent international student survey.  UL achieved multiple global top ten rankings including employability, language support, accommodation and campus environment in the International Student Barometer (ISB) survey, which involved over 160,000 international students across 180 universities…

My First Day in Ireland by Whitney Coriolan, UL International Student Ambassador

My eyes questioned reality as soon as I walked out of Shannon Airport. Could this view be real? I felt as if I had walked straight into a new Instagram filter simply named “green”. Everything in sight had a tint of the vibrant color, even through the majestic fog. After accepting the realism of the beauty that is Ireland, I boarded the bus headed to the University of Limerick. I freaked out as soon as we started moving. We were driving on the wrong side of the road! It took a while to get used to the left hand side of the road, but after many winding roads and roundabouts I finally recovered. I excitedly rattled off questions to one of the University’s student guides and then struggled to understand her responses through her cheery Irish accent.

Sperrys, Sprints, and a Summit by Sara Jane Rodgers

I recently hiked Torc Mountain in Kerry. The name comes from an Irish word meaning “boar.” The legend goes that an enchanted boar was killed on this mountain by a legendary 3rd century hero named Fionn mac Cumhaill. Even though I did not see any enchanted boars (or any regular boars for that matter) on…

Everyone Ballyhass to go to here sometime by Sara Jane Rodgers

Twas the weeks after exams and all through UL, not a student was studying, not even Giselle. Okay, I don’t know anyone named Giselle. That would have been handy, but alas… So what have I been up to since classes ended? I’m currently trying to do my Masters Research Project which is focused on the…