ILE Adventures

The students started off the morning with a delightful breakfast. Again the popular Rice Krispie cereals accompanied by orange and apple juice are always a big hit. Pierce took it upon himself to have three massive helpings. After brekkie, it was onto the second to last day of class. Michael started off class with Voice […]

Coldplay’s Tissue!!!

Today we finally had a chance to sleep in and rest our bones after a long night of dancing with the Italian and Spanish students at the King’s Hospital disco. Garrett slept for the full 12 hours, while others opted to wake up and go to mass before catching a delicious and nutritious breakfast of […]

A Giant of a Tale!

AAGGHHHHH. WAAAHHHHHH. GRUNT GRUNT GRUNT. This was the beginning of the day when we all had to roll ourselves out of bed at 6.15 this morning to head to the North of Ireland. Strange noises and varying sounds which were barely recognizable as English were made by staff and students alike as we made our […]

Bye Bye Waterford!

And so begins another day. This one was rather special as the Waterford leg of ILE 2017 finished and a new chapter began. But anyway-enough of all that mushy stuff lets tell you about what we did today. As usual, alarms went off at the crack of dawn (7:30 AM in teenager land!) and off […]

Castle Magic

Today was a tour day to Cahir Castle and Kilkenny Castle-both very interesting places but in different ways. Cahir Castle, one of the largest castles in Ireland, is sited on an island in the River Suir (Where Scones fell into when she was twelve years old-a well known ILE fact.) It was built from 1142 […]

The Flour Crusade!

What a gorgeous day! Today was a class day where students learned the timeline from the Celts to the Norman’s in Irish History with Irish Teacher, Michael. They also covered the Ulster Scots and the events leading up to the famine and immigration in Irish American history. After classes and lunch, we had a hurling […]

Happy 4th of July from Ireland!

Early start today because the bus was leaving at 8:30 AM, but it seems to be surprisingly easy for everybody to rise when it’s not a class day. It being the 4th of July, the fabulous kitchen staff put on a special spread for breakfast for their favorite Americans. It was time to give celebrating […]

Up Galway!

On Sunday, the students woke up bright and early and were served another delicious meal of fruit, orange juice, toast, and yogurt-all brekky staples on the Irish Life Experience. They were then treated to a double class of Irish literature with Angie, where they would learn more about James Joyce and Ulysses. Hannah really enjoys […]

A Day In the Life…

Rise and shine #ILE17! Saturday, July 1st, marked the first class day of the Program. Students woke up at 8:00 AM, showered, and made their way to breakfast. Cereal, fruit, orange juice, toast, and yogurt were set out for the group to devour this morning. With stomachs full, they were ready to put their thinking […]

Up the Deise!

The wheels of the airplane came to a screeching halt and before the #ILE17 Group knew it, they were in Ireland on the morning of June 30th. Bright eyed and bushy tailed, they meandered through the halls of Dublin Airport until they came to Customs. After a few important questions, most of them received their […]