A home away from home

Mary McSwiney October 2, 2015

Two weeks ago I travelled with the UCD students to their homestay in Gorey, Co. Wexford.  Let me explain a little about the weekend. The official name for this activity is An Cúairt ar Phobal meaning Visit to the Community. All students are invited to… More

Active Ireland

Mary McSwiney September 30, 2015

Active Ireland is one of my favourite themes for our Co- Curricular activities. Ireland is a fantastic country for activity and sport, below are some of the great options. GAA The Gaelic Games Association is the life and soul of every Irish community… More

Feis Ceoil – Music Feast

Gráinne Hand September 22, 2015

Last night I attended the ESB Feis Ceoil, literal translation “music feast” at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.  Held in the smaller John Field room at the Concert Hall the series showcased some of the most outstanding winners from the 2015 Feis Ceoil… More

The Aran Islands

Mary McSwiney September 18, 2015

It’s a place I've always wanted to go, so I was very excited for this trip to the Aran Islands. The day before our trip, the weather was not looking good. In fact a taxi driver in Galway laughed out-loud when I told him, myself and 30 American students… More

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

Mary McSwiney September 11, 2015

Our semester is off to a flying start with three welcome events in one week! We kicked off the week with a trip to the lovely Limerick, to try out a bit of traditional Irish Set dancing. I'm not exactly known for my grace on the dance floor but thankfully… More

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