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…

UL International Student Ambassador of the Year – Sara Jane Rodgers

Congratulations to Sara Jane Rodgers who was selected as UL’s International Student Ambassador of the Year! Sara Jane wrote some fantastic blogs and made us very jealous of her adventures in the process! Well done Sara Jane and thank you for being a great ambassador. Missed her blogs, check them out here: Sara Jane’s Blogs

My Charity Week at UL by Marian Jones Brooks

Well I did not understand the hype of Charity week until Ashley, my buddy from the International Exchange Programme, was begging me to sign up for Shave or Dye. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it, but I figured it wouldn’t be too bad. My mind changed quickly once I found myself on…

I’ve Got the Saint Patrick’s Day Blues…or Do I??? by Caela Provost

I’ve Got the Saint Patrick’s Day Blues…or Do I??? I know you must be thinking, “Wow, that’s an incredibly confusing title coming from someone who loves Ireland so much.” Well, truthfully speaking, you’re totally right in thinking just that.  My title is a little bit confusing, it’s not completely negative nor is it entirely hopeful,…