Author: tess

From Dublin to Edinburgh, and Back Again

Hello everyone! Last weekend, I took a trip to Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. The city is divided into two parts: Old Town and New Town. I knew exactly when I left New Town and entered Old Town because Edinburgh’s Old Town looks like a Guillermo del Toro film set with its […]

Fish & Chips & Books

Hello everyone! As you may or may not know, fish and chips are a staple in Ireland. Seafood is popular here because of Ireland’s prominent fishing industry along its coastal cities. Before traveling to Dublin, I accepted the fact that I wouldn’t be able to order takeaway at a chipper […]

The Heart of Galway: Street Music and Caesar Salads

Hello everyone! This past weekend, a group of us studying in Dublin took the train to Galway for the weekend. Galway is located on the west side of Ireland, roughly 2 hours from Dublin, and lies on the River Corrib. With the average age of Galway’s population being under 40, […]

Fáilte to Ireland

Greetings from Dublin! I’m Tess Koerner, a senior at the Mount studying English and Communication. I am currently studying abroad this semester with 18 other Mounties. Studying abroad came highly recommended by two of my siblings, who described it as a life-changing experience (my older sister being a Mount alum […]