Kilmainham Gaol

In the first few days of our journey abroad our group went on a tour of Kilmainham Gaol. This experience was very eye opening to the major struggles for independence the Irish people faced. When Kilmainham was first built it was made to serve as a different type of prison where the prisoners were expected … More Kilmainham Gaol

Giant’s Causeway

Day seven of our trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland landed us in the lush, green countryside of Northern Ireland. This included the Giant’s Causeway. The views at the Causeway were nothing short of breathtaking.  We learned more about just how witty the Irish people can be with the folklore story of the giants that … More Giant’s Causeway

Historic Croke Park

On our fourth day in Dublin we visited the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Museum at Croke Park. As a student athlete at Mount Mercy and an all around sports fan, I was very excited to visit this stadium. I always find it interesting and inspiring to hear the stories of other people’s hard work and … More Historic Croke Park

Mercy in Dublin

Earlier this month I had the great privilege of traveling to The Republic of Ireland as well as Northern Ireland with my fellow classmates for our course on Irish literature and culture. One part of the trip that stood out the most to me would had to have been our visit to the Mercy International … More Mercy in Dublin