Spring 2017 – Maynooth

Looking Back…

Looking Back…

7 June 2017 I’ve been home from Ireland for two weeks now, and I still can’t believe my semester there is over. I had the opportunity to live somewhere I’ve always dreamed of living, I saw more art in five months abroad than I could […]

The Final Week VI

The Final Week VI

26 May 2017 On our last full day in Ireland, we decided to hike it across the island to the Cliffs of Moher. After a… distressing 3 hour drive, we finally made it and were greeted with light rain, little wind, and the ever-present cows […]

Scenes from Dublin

Scenes from Dublin

23 & 25 May, 2017 Here are some miscellaneous pictures from our day trips into Dublin, the first of Dublin Castle, the second of Trinity Library, the third a sculpture on Dame Street, and the fourth inside Christchurch Cathedral.

The Final Week V

The Final Week V

24 May 2017 After spending the day before in Dublin (where Christchurch was closed which never happens? one of the two things Krystal wanted to see in Dublin was closed because of course it was), we went just north of Dublin to Malahide and Howth. […]

The Final Week IV

The Final Week IV

22 May 2017 On the way back to Dublin, we stopped in Annamoe at a sheep farm for a sheepdog demonstration. Now, my family has had two border collie mixes, and I love them, so I was realllly excited already, and then the farmer, Michael, brought out […]

The Final Week III

The Final Week III

22 May 2017 After leaving Kilkenny, the bus took us up through the Wicklow Mountains toward Glendalough, St. Kevin’s monastic city of ‘the Valley of the Two Lakes’. The monastic complex is quite large, with multiple churches and buildings, a round tower, and large cemetery. […]

The Final Week II

The Final Week II

22 May 2017 As it was Krystal’s first time in Europe, and my last week in Ireland, I wanted to pack as much into her trip as was possible (and I think I succeeded). I’d visited Kilkenny a few times and knew she would love […]

The Final Week I

The Final Week I

21 May 2017 Two months before I left for my semester abroad, my friend Krystal’s parents got her a ticket to come visit me during my last month in Ireland. After I got my finals schedule, she just happened to be visiting during my last […]

Aisling’s Perfect Day: Art Museums & Bookstores

Aisling’s Perfect Day: Art Museums & Bookstores

5 May 2017 During my semester, the National Gallery in Dublin had a show on called ‘Beyond Caravaggio’ featuring art by the master painter himself as well as his contemporaries. I mentioned my plan to go into town to see it and a good friend I’d […]

Sunset, Sunrise

Sunset, Sunrise

Here are a few pictures I took from our apartment windows. We were blessed with an Irish rainbow a few days before finals ended and it was time to go home. From the sunrises to the sunsets, the cows in the nearby pasture, and watching […]



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