Dublin, Ireland

Mount students typically travel to Dublin in the fall semester of odd years

Guinness and Good Company

At the heart of Ireland’s drinking culture is a pint of Guinness and good company. Beer has never been my first choice when it comes to alcohol––usually, I’d stick to a cider or a seltzer. But when in Ireland, it feels mandatory to drink a Guinness. The Guinness Storehouse seemed like a […]

The Tall Way to Galway

Heuston Train Station in Dublin: A gateway to Galway! I woke up at the crack of dawn to the smell of slightly warmer-than-normal Irish air. Today was the day I was heading to Galway for a two-night stay, planned and organized by the Study Abroad program. The clock read 6:15am, […]

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 […]

Exploring Ireland’s Literary Legacy

Fáilte ar ais (welcome back)! Ireland has officially entered fall, which means cloudy skies and rain. Two weeks ago, we had a mini heatwave, but the weather has turned on a dime, which I’m often told it does. 79 degrees suddenly dropped into 50! But there’s still plenty to do despite […]

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, […]