Dublin Comes to a Close

Hard to believe, but today is the last class day of #ILE15. It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun and no one could quite believe that yet another section of this year’s ILE is coming to a close. Angie was first up with Literature and treated the kids to the joys of WB […]

We Have Niall!

On Sunday, the #ILE15 students were ecstatic to find out they would have an opportunity to lie in until 1 PM if they wanted. They Irish Life Experience Team keep the students very busy, so it was nice for the students to relax in the morning if they wanted. Eddie, Margaret, Owen, and Robert were […]

To Arthur!

“When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart.” -James Joyce On Saturday, the students found out just exactly what James Joyce meant. The students awoke and had breakfast at half eight-a nutritious meal of cereal and fruit. Afterwards, they boarded their chariot of a Barton’s bus at nine-headed for Dublin City Center. The […]

#ILE15 Adventures

And so begins another day… Today was a class day so compared to the early start yesterday, the kids had a bit of a lie in this morning and had to be at breakfast at 8.30 AM as usual. Today all the stops really were pulled out and in addition to Rice Krispies and Cheerios-there […]


We had an early start this morning-6:30 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 as the students were absolutely exhausted, before hopping on the bus for the long journey to, according to Angie, God’s Country…, […]

A Fun Filled Day!

After an appetizing breakfast of warm croissants, chilled fruit, and a fresh glass of juice, we had our sixth day of classes. In Angie’s Irish Literature, the students learned about Seamus Heaney, the 1945 Nobel Prize winner. She unpacked his background and some of his works, showed photos, and advised them to never try to […]

Dublin Days

Today was a regular class day for the students who were grateful to get a little structure back in their day. In Irish class the students got the translation of their names. This year we have a surprising amount of students with Irish names, so there was not a huge difference for most students. Beircheart […]

Up the Dubs!

Today marked our last day in Waterford as we made the journey onto Dublin. We began our day with our usual class schedule. Miles taught about the great famine that occurred in 19th century Ireland. The students were shocked to learn about the masses of people that perished due to the potato blight and lack […]

Terrific Tramore

The students had the luxury of being allowed to sleep in this morning. Some took the advantage of having the morning off and with it being our first Sunday they went to Mass with Angie. Cate and Johanna were looking amazing dressed up in their Sunday best. When everybody was getting dressed and ready for […]

Happy 4th of July!

There was an early start to the day as we had to travel all the way to Kinsale, County Cork. Charles Fort was the first stop. Charles Fort is a star shaped fort located right on the coast across the bay from James Fort. Throughout the years, Charles Fort was used by different armies in […]