England Travel: London

While many of my trips in Europe brought me to some of the world’s finest cities, I think it is fair to say that London was the most impressive. Maybe it was because my expectations were not set extremely high (I had been told for some time that London was essentially “New York, but everything…

Northern Ireland Travel: Belfast

“Belfast” is a fairly inaccurate title to encompass every place that was visited on our Northern Ireland trip. Instead, our UCD tour covered much of the province of Ulster (which is, essentially, the country of Northern Ireland). Northern Ireland, unlike the Republic of Ireland, is not a sovereign nation. Instead, it is one of the…

Ireland Travel: Kerry

County Kerry was my final voyage in the Republic of Ireland, but I think it’s safe to say that this trip was my personal favorite. On my own accord, I traveled to the Dingle Peninsula for three days, marking my first journey in Ireland outside of a UCD-sponsored trip. My time in Kerry proved to be…

Ireland Travel: Galway

Situated on Ireland’s beautiful west coast, the counties of Clare and Galway contain some of Ireland’s most unique and iconic terrain. As one moves out of Dublin, Ireland’s cities become much smaller and much less noteworthy. However, the countryside is an endless stretch of beauty. On the ride from Ireland’s east coast to its west…

Ireland Travel: Cork

My next adventure abroad took me to what is affectionately known as Ireland’s “Rebel County”, County Cork. Located at Ireland’s most southern tip, Cork largely derives its nickname from its history of aiding the rebellious IRA (Irish Republican Army) against the British at the turn of the century. It also happened to be the birthplace…

Ireland Travel: Wicklow

County Wicklow is a bit of a deceiving title for this blog post. I wanted to focus on various trips I was able to take in the “Greater Dublin Area.” This primarily included the neighboring County Wicklow, but also a small seaside town named Howth just outside the Dublin city limits. County Wicklow, one of…

Ireland Travel: Dublin

There are very few places in the world that can share as special of a place in my heart as New Jersey. Dublin, Ireland is one of those places. Dublin was the site and reason behind so many of my first experiences. My first time on an airplane, my first time off of the East…