Author: Gabe

Slán Abhaile (Safe Home)!

After 3 months of fun-filled excursions, I’m now back home in the States. The idea of studying abroad came on a whim after my friend, Abby, told me that she was going to Ireland. Truthfully, I didn’t even know the Mount had a program in Ireland. But now, I’d like […]

Hanging Out With the Dead

For our last excursion in Ireland, we visited the Hill of Tara, Knowth, and Newgrange: burial tombs in County Meath, just 30-minutes outside of Dublin. Since we went on Halloween, our trips were being wrapped up with a tidy, spooky bow. Fun fact about Ireland: they take Halloween very seriously. Last week […]

Pub Crawl II: Electric Boogaloo

Last week, a group of friends and I decided to have our own literary pub crawl, if you consider two pubs a “pub crawl.” In our defense, we were a bit pressed for time since we had to meet up with the rest of our class at the Gaiety Theatre […]

A Sligo Stay(ish)cation

My friends and I decided to visit County Sligo on the west coast of Ireland to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin. Nicknamed “Yeats country,” the lush countryside was a source of inspiration for author W.B. Yeats, who spent much of his childhood there. People flock to […]

A Week in the Netherlands

Last week I touched down in Amsterdam to spend my fall break with my family and my boyfriend. The flight to Amsterdam was, thankfully, only an hour and five minutes, which is one of the many perks that come with living in Ireland. No more seven-hour plane rides! For now, […]