Dublin 2023

An Excursion to McDonald’s

Dia dhuit (hello)! I know that a huge part of studying abroad is trying all the cultural foods Ireland has to offer (even when that involves just different variations of potatoes and meat). But there’s a lot that can be learned about the eating habits of different countries by going […]

Ireland’s Allure: My Delightful Day in Dublin

Although my first day in this new land yielded little sleep, the third day of my travels thankfully granted me some rest during the night. I remember waking up that next morning to the sounds of children playing in the Irish working-class neighborhood known as Ballymun. There was a beautiful […]

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 […]

Hello from Ireland!

Hello! My name is Gabe Vilches, and I am a senior at the Mount majoring in English and minoring in History. I’m from Reisterstown, Maryland—but right now, I’m spending my semester in Dublin. Back at the Mount, I edit for our literary magazine, Lighted Corners, and tutor students at the […]

An Interesting Introduction to the Emerald Isle

The plane touched down at exactly 9am Dublin time. Upon leaving the gate, the cool Irish air complimented the sight of green fields and virgin mountains. Just hours before, I was anxiously awaiting my arrival in a new land that I would call home for three months. A few months […]