Top 10 Study Abroad Tips for Parents

Choosing a summer program isn’t an easy task, especially for parents. Entrusting your children in someone else’s care for the summer is daunting and can cause serious stress and anxiety. However, the Irish Life Experience is committed to easing your concerns and worries and giving your children the summer of a lifetime. Teresa Hemmer, from […]

Galway Bound

Up and packed for Galway, our bus was able to leave a little before schedule. For some reason the students all find it easier to wake up on their holiday days than they did on their class days! The schedule for the day was: Drive to Bunratty, tour the folk village, and settle in to […]

Up the Kingdom!

Yesterday we had great weather, with time spent doing half of the Ring of Kerry. We began the day by stopping in the village of Kenmare, a quintessential Irish town with colorful shops and a bustling atmosphere. Before exploring, we ventured over to a Bronze Age Stone Circle, where the ILE Staff gave the students […]


On Thursday, the students were allowed to lie in until 10 AM. However, some students decided to wake up early and go for a swim in the hotel pool, while others made a breakfast of scrambled eggs, rashers, and sausages. YUMZERS! After the students had their breakfast and were ready for the long day ahead, […]

Gift of the Gab!

And so the holiday began. Tuesday marked the final day of classes and today the beginning of our journey to the beautiful west coast of Ireland. the day started with blue skies, packing all the luggage (There was A LOT-just ask Miley and Ninny.) onto the bus, and waving goodbye to King’s Hospital to set […]

WB Yeats Steals the Show!

On Tuesday, there were many tears shed, as the ILE had their last class day. Not really, but it started to hit the students that they only had a little over a week left on the Emerald Isle. Sadness all around! “I don’t want to go home,” Eme said. She is amazed by how quickly […]

Giant of a Tale

We had an early start this morning-6:15 AM, but the King’s Hospital Kitchen Staff pulled out all the stops with Cheerio’s, Rice Crispies, and toast for breakfast. We all enjoyed the meal in silence before hopping on the bus for the long journey north. First stop when we got over the border was the new […]


After a long and eventful Saturday in and around Dublin, all of the ILE’ers had the chance to lie in Sunday morning. With an optional breakfast, a few popped in for cereal, toast, and OJ, but most decided to sleep right up to the 11:30 AM bus departure. With tired eyes, we were off to […]

Adventures in Dublin

Saturday was one of the busiest days to date for ILE ’14 with an array of different tours, venues, and adventures spanning a 14-hour period. With the bus arriving at 9 AM, the students and staff had a quick breakfast to help them wake up and get ready for the long day. The first destination […]

Famine Letters

In Brigid’s Irish American history class, the students had 10 minutes to imagine themselves immigrating to the the US during the Famine and write a letter back home to their families. Brigid was truly impressed with some of the student’s creativity and they expressiveness. Brendan, Caitlin, and Rocky’s were her favorites. She wanted to share […]