Tag: Cork

What’s Ireland to Me? (Allyson Bills)

Original post date: September 16, 2012 Being here for almost a whole month I have a new appreciation for home life.  Starting out in my very first apartment, shopping for my own groceries, getting supplies that are usually on the shelf at home has been a…

Family (Allyson Bills)

Family is a big part of most cultures around the world, included Irish culture.  This past weekend I spent time with an Irish family that has a little bit of modern and traditional Irish culture mixed together. One of my friends here at UCC that I…

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Allyson Bills)

Original Post Date: August 23, 2012 Planes, trains and automobiles definitely describes my day of travel. First the plane. Get through security and I’m shaking just enough where no one notices but too much where I am a little flustered.  I placed everything in the plastic…

The Start of It All (Allyson Bills)

Original Post Date: August 19, 2012 Here it is. The start of it all. It has been a long journey to simply get to this point but I believe it was worth it all.  To really give everyone the experience of why it was such a…

Hindsight is 20/20 (Claire Hephner)

Studying abroad has certainly had its ups and downs. In the last, really five months, I have loved and hated Ireland. The study abroad experience is different for everyone in this sense. Most of my friends will also be leaving in the next few days and…

Finals: Ireland Style (Katie Riesterer)

On 12 December 2011, I will be taking three exams.  The first, Set Dancing, will be quite pleasant as this exam is taken with the help of fifteen other classmates.  I dance the lady component alongside my dance partner and together we dance with three other pairs.…

UCC The School to Be (Jenny Cheke)

My very first experience in an Irish classroom was a huge success. My professor was wonderful. She was so helpful and understanding. The first day of class she made us very aware that we can go to her for anything, even if it is just to…

Everything Tastes Better in Cork (Jenny Cheke)

Living in your own apartment has many perks. One of these perks, I found, is being able to cook for yourself. Sure the Caf is convenient, but they may not always serve the food you are craving. Having your own kitchen allows you to cook what you…

Where is the Prayer? (Katie Riesterer)

Being a Roman Catholic in Cork, Ireland has not let me down.  The “universal” meaning of my religion’s name has proven itself true.  The first reading, second reading, gospel, homily, transubstantiation, etc. are ordered and celebrated the same as at home.  All the masses that I…