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Homebound: The Final Journey of Two Very Tired Girls

You would think getting on a train and riding home would be easy. It wasn’t. We ended up sitting directly across from a pseudo-Christian woman, who apparently saw a conservatively dressed human being (aka me) as the perfect target. I … Continue reading

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National Museum of Ireland, Round ???

Ok, fine, I come to the National Museum probably a bit more than is good for me. But it’s just that it’s so good and there’s so much fun stuff and I never have enough time. Plus, it’s free. And I love … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells and Trinity College

After we finished at the National Library, MK and I headed over to another well known library, which, unfortunately, is more museum than library (but I really wanted to handle and read some of these books! Ah, such is life). Trinity … Continue reading

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White Gloves and Old Documents

I have come to absolutely love old sections of libraries. It’s like a different sort of library, one where time sort of doesn’t exist. Everything is old and new at the same time, and it’s all so startlingly quiet. With the … Continue reading

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No Rest For The Weary: Hello, Dublin

So, I kinda lied. You see, we’re going home, but we’re not home yet. One of my professors had offered to give us a personalized tour of the National Library, which…is not something usual. So, of course, we leaped at … Continue reading

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Christmas In Cork

Christmas, despite holding one of the loneliest and saddest times of the year, is my favorite season. Yes, to me, Christmas is a season, and it is my favorite, so don’t knock it. I love lights and candles and music … Continue reading

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The Cult Of Cadbury Roses

Since we now had a lot of shopping to do, Cait and I tried to begin incorporating some of our Thanksgiving shopping into our every day shopping, which went decently until we, well, tried to find pumpkins. Because apparently no … Continue reading

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Reflections on Halloween Clubbing

The clubbing did not go as expected. We had come to this particular club a few times before, and, while I generally find these sorts of places to be too loud, and I don’t drink enough for the drinks to … Continue reading

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Celebrating Halloween: Dragon of Shandon

On Halloween, I found myself at an awkward point. I could either decide to go out with my friends and enjoy the evening, or I could stay in and continue trying to fight with a computer that would not work … Continue reading

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In Which I Sing 200 Feet Underground

The next stop Tomas had arranged for us was a place called Mitchelstown Caves. This particular set of caves were the sort where you first had to climb a hill, and then go down loads of stairs. As is my … Continue reading

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