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Howth Ireland fishing village

A fishing village, an Irish sunset, and an evening in Howth

As I sat in an Irish pub on a Sunday evening, I realized how quickly my time in Dublin was coming to an end.  In 12 hours, I would be heading to the airport.  With little sleep and a lot of packing to do, did I really have time to visit Howth? The last train […]

Dublin castle tour

A walk in the rain through Dublin Castle

A cool, gray mist blanketed the sky on a late summer day.  For many people, this may be an ominous sign to the start of a European vacation.  In Ireland, this was nature’s way of welcoming me to the Emerald Isle with a friendly Irish hug.  As I walked the grounds of Dublin Castle, I […]

Trinity College campus life Kevin and Marina

A taste of college life at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland

After spending a few days in Dublin, I met plenty of Americans who were in Ireland for the Emerald Isle Classic football game between Notre Dame and Navy.  At the pubs, I saw many more Americans having fun and enjoying a little Irish craic.  However, this was the College Football Travel Tour and I was […]

Irish people craic Colm Hanratty

What the Irish people and craic taught me about life

On my first trip to Ireland, I was excited to explore Dublin.  While this was the first stop on the College Football Travel Tour, I was more interested in the culture and the city than I was the Emerald Isle Classic between Notre Dame and Navy.  While I enjoyed the game, I fell in love […]