Off The Proverbial Beaten Path
Apr13

Off The Proverbial Beaten Path

When my friend Ruth told us about a student trad night, we knew that we could not resist going to check it out.  But as we walked past the familiar sights and sounds of Galway’s Latin Quarter and into its West End, unfamiliarity began to settle in.  I did not know Shop Street even stretched this far!  What if the recommendation had been a mistake?  What if Google Maps was lying to us?  It would not be the first time. At last, we...

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One Month in the Land of Saints and Scholars
Feb09

One Month in the Land of Saints and Scholars

I knew early on in high school that, whatever academic discipline or disciplines I chose to pursue in college, I was going to study abroad.  As I reach the one-month mark in my semester in Galway, Ireland, I know it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Each day brings a new adventure and challenges my prior preconceptions of this wonderful country and the world.  Now, I am looking back on three of my expectations of...

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