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Dublin to Limerick!

Time January 21st, 2016 in 2016 Spring, College Study Abroad, Ireland | No Comments by

I still can’t conceptualize that I am here.  Dublin was pretty sick and I had a great time for the first few days I was there.  I was so lucky to get the chance to spend the night with my best friend from home, Pat.  He had spent the previous week in London with a couple buddies from home and had a layover in Dublin the first night I got in.  Naturally, we went out on the town.  Our first stop was in Temple Bar at a local pub that had a band playing sing-along hits of the ‘80s and ‘90s.  After a few drinks and some good conversation we decided to go over to the band and listen.  As the acoustic duo started to tell pub-goers their set would be ending soon, they got the crowd riled up by playing (insert song name here), a classic way to end.


We then decided to see what Dublin nightlife was all about.  We exited the pub and quickly found a carriage cyclist.  I asked him where the best spot was and he mentioned Dicey’s Nightclub… I now know why my trip advisor purposely left it off the list she had prepared for me earlier in the day.  Needless to say, we had a fantastic time together.  Not to mention it was easy on my wallet with drinks for only two Euro!


Oh yeah, jet lag is definitely a real thing.  I was a disaster the next day.  Surprisingly my head was clear as could be, but damn, I was so fatigued.  After some pre-orientation stuff over at University College Dublin (UCD), I had to head back and get some rest.  This put me right back on track and when I woke up in the morning, the jet lag was gone.


Now, off to Limerick. I can’t wait to meet some of my friends and family.  Apparently they have stuff already planned for me.  We shall see…


Talk soon.