Oh April, fickle but also beautiful April

There was rain, wind, a tiny bit of sun and thank the higher forces, no snow J We were really blessed with three perfectly sunny days in a row, which is unbelievable! Don't get me wrong, there's sun all the time – but for 15 minutes, followed by rain, clouds, and then everything all over again. Weekends were a lot of fun, because I mostly spent them with friends I ...

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Painting the town green!

  Even before coming to Ireland, I had heard about the rich culture and tradition of this nation. With this culture is entwined the very famous festival St Patrick’s Day, which is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. According to the history, Saint Patrick was born in England, and was kidnapped by Irish raiders and lived ...

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There and Back Again: A tale of a Slovenian coming back to Ireland

My name is Jasna Rajnar Petrovic, a recent graduate from the beautiful green capital of Slovenia which goes by the name Ljubljana. I did an Erasmus exchange semester at Maynooth University 4 years ago, but I fell in love with Ireland so I was looking for an opportunity to come back. It presented itself in the form of an Erasmus+ internship in the International Office which will keep me here ...

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My 10 months in Ireland

Ten months has passed since I came to Ireland and I can’t believe how fast time went by. I am missing my life here more and more with each passing day as I have only about 2 weeks until go back to Japan. I would like to look back on each month I have spent in Ireland so far as the last article of my blog.   March Looking back to the beginning ...

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End of year holidays

So, January flew by this time. What it was, I have no idea, but it’s a good sign I suppose. On the 3rd of January, I arrived back in Ireland after celebrating (an amazing) Christmas back home. It was nice to catch up with friends and colleagues after being away for two weeks. Of-course, one of the first things Pauline (my colleague in the International Office) and I did was going ...

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Christmas lights, happy moments and way too much food

DECEMBER! Definitely one of my favourite months of the year. A month filled with loads of happiness, thankfulness, food, presents, drinks and parties. Yes, why can’t it be December at least twice a year J? The first excitement of December was getting tickets to the Christmas Carol Service in the College Chapel (or actually my colleague Pauline got them, but she took me with her). The Church itself is absolutely stunning! ...

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A Great Time During the Christmas Holidays in Dublin

For Christmas this year, I am very excited because this is my first Christmas abroad. To tell the truth, Christmas is not a traditional festival in China, so it is just like a shopping day for most of people. When I was a child, I wondered what Christmas was like abroad. This holiday, my wish has come true. Yesterday I came to the Dublin to feel the Christmas atmosphere. In Ireland, ...

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Be curious, go travel!

Two months have passed since I came to Ireland and actually I am used to the study and living environment here and I like them. As an international student, I’m curious about almost everything in my new life here. So, for the first blog, I will share my trip to Galway. I have to say this trip was one of the most magical trips in my life. If you want to ...

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Welcoming Snow…

Here comes my second blog! A lot of things happened since the last time I wrote, all of them amazing to my delight. I was supposed to be uploading this blog by last week, but since I was busy experiencing all of them amazing experiences I am late on my blog. However, this delay resulted into one more novel experience- snowfall! All the weather apps showed the Orange warning for ...

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