Allison H.


NUI Galway, Ireland


Welcome to my blog! My name is Allison Harpole. I am a born and raised Southerner from Kentucky attending school at Belmont University located in Nashville, Tennessee. This year, I am a junior majoring in public relations and minoring in history. I am an avid equestrian, photographer, history lover, traveler, and animal enthusiast. My love for Ireland has existed since my childhood years and continues to flourish today. Therefore, I am making my dreams come true and studying in Galway, Ireland for the semester!

Serenity by the Shore

Allison H. March 30, 2015

January 24, 2015 “Have you decided what you are going to do today?” Our B&B host asked as she placed our ordered breakfast of pancakes in front of us. “I think we are going to try to go to Inishbofin,” I replied. She didn’t seem to think our travel… More

My Heart Tonight Is In Ireland

Allison H. March 16, 2015

January 23, 2015 With my huge hiking pack on my back and camera bag on my arm, I greeted Gabbi in the lobby and we began our first trip of the semester to Clifden, the largest town in Connemara. The lady at the tourism office recommended the town, but… More

The Fields of Athenry

Allison H. March 10, 2015

Eager to travel, I took my first day trip with my new friend, Adrienne. We originally planned to go to the seaside village of Kinvara, but the Bus station rudely informed me that the only bus going to Kinvara would leave Galway at 3 p.m. That was too… More

Homestay with an Irish Family: Day 3

Allison H. March 3, 2015

18 January 2015 For my last day with my home stay family, I soaked in the quiet morning of a room of my own as much as I could before moseying to the kitchen for breakfast. It was bittersweet to think that today my weekend was coming to an end. On one… More

Homestay with an Irish Family: Day 2

Allison H. February 26, 2015

17 January 2015 9:30 a.m. and my warm body snuggled into the comforts of my covers. I was so cozy that I hated to get out of bed, but also eager to eat a home cooked breakfast and begin my day with my host family. I pulled myself out of bed and prepped… More

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