Archive for Category: "ireland"
I spent this weekend in Dublin, and more than once I found myself asking the question, “We’re still friends, right?” The only friend I’ve really traveled with back home is someone I met in college and, I’m learning more and more, someone that I really click with for traveling
This past fall, I spent four months in Ireland’s capital studying abroad. Dublin cannot be described or pinned down in one or two words. It is known for its lively nightlife, friendly locals and plethora of pints but Dublin’s history is equally rich.
I traveled to Ireland through Greenheart Travel’s Independent Homestay Program. It was spring break during my freshman year of college, and I was itching to go somewhere, and my heart has always been set on Ireland. When I first looked into Greenheart, my parents confronted me and told me I wasn’t allowed to go
In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom. -The Proclamation of 1916 I never thought Liam Neeson would lie to me. Not that I know him personally, but I always
The bus was bumpy on the ride from Galway to Leenane when I first fell in love with a place. Connemara opened before me in large hills that took up the expanse of the bus windows. They were brown and lumbering and only dusted with a hint of the emerald that beckons travelers to more obvious parts of Ireland. Glass lakes spread below the mountains, creating perfect mirrors of each scene as we drove, and I snapped photos that never should have been so good from a bouncing bus