Erin Go Bragh!

Bewley’s Irish tea is steaming beside me as the chill Irish air floats over my window sill. I’ve just settled down in my room at Trinity College in Dublin, where ornate stone buildings rich with history are still in stride with the beat of the city around it. Trinity College…

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Welcome Home!

I have been back in the states for about 13 days and it has been none stop since then. Getting my sleep back on schedule took about three days. Monday, July 8th, I did several errands involving making sure I had my transcripts in for final internship as well as…

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USF in Ireland: Eire Story

Irish history is rich with strong preservation of culture, society, and religion.  Although it’s worth a history buff’s time to learn the Irish story, it’s those interested in storytelling that will most enjoy an important element of Ireland and Irish people. One of the most valued positions in prehistory Ireland…

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The Embercombe Experience

Yesterday we traveled a mere thirty minutes outside of Exeter’s city center to the sustainable community of Embercombe. Thirty minutes, though, might as well be three hundred miles because upon arriving in Embercombe, you feel as if you’ve entered a sort of Utopian Eden. Mac, the visionary and director of…

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USF in Ireland: Arriving to Duality

It’s easy to forget that the island of Ireland has a land size comparable to West Virginia when in Dublin, a city that blends progression with preservation. While historical landscapes and architecture scale the city, signs of innovation blend with preceding designs.  The Republic of Ireland is all about being…

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