Author: maddie

#IrishRoots at The Giant’s Causeway

At the top of Northern Ireland is a curious landmark of strange shaped stones that stands overlooking the sea, facing Scotland. This is the Giant’s Causeway. Scientists tell us that it was formed by volcanic activity, but as my tour guide pointed out, there are no volcanoes around. So how […]

Along the River Boyne

On Monday this week, we had a day off from classes because of the national bank holiday, so I decided to use the opportunity to take a short trip to a little beach town a short distance from Drogheda called Bettystown. A small village in Co. Meath, it was originally […]

Exploring Ireland’s Ancient Mysteries

There are only a handful of structures in the world that can withstand the test of time, holding together thousands of years after they were originally built. The pyramids, the Colosseum, Stonehenge… many of these are names that everyone has heard. A quick Wikipedia search suggests that humans have been […]

A Guide to Gaelic

Dia dhuit! This week in Dublin we had the opportunity to learn a little bit of the official Irish language, Gaelic (or as you would say in Gaelic, Gaeilge)! This was something I found really cool to learn about because when my dad was growing up in Ireland, he was […]