Docklands with Doc Kelley

Hi! Today was so busy, I think my feet might fall off. I walked over 26,000 steps! I also was getting sick and feverish; I thought I would faint at one point but I took some medicine. Lesson: always be prepared for the unexpected such as getting sick. Today we had class time, and then…

Googlers and Global Irish Success

“…it is because Irish people are good bullshitters.” -Dr. Daren Kelly Today we visited Google! A dream work place of mine and was very excited to see all the cool places in the building where teamwork, conferences, and some r&r was happening. The building was massive and came with great views of Dublin. The tour…

The Docklands

Today was a very action packed day in Dublin. We had breakfast at chorus cafe, walked over to Trinity College, met with Dr. Darren Kelly, a college professor, and then ended with a site visit to the Google European Headquarters. Something that stood out to me was the things Dr. Kelly had said. He shared…

Dublin Doesn’t Have Dunkin’ Donuts :(

Today we walked throughout Trinity College and the Docklands with Dr. Darren Kelly who shared his personal experiences during Dublin’s economic expansion. Dr. Kelly first explained that out of high school, he did not go to college because it was not enforced in the Irish Education System as it is in the States. It was…

Howth Sweet It Is (To Be In Love with this Town)

On Sunday we traveled by bus and train to an area called Howth, a fishing town east of Dublin. It was very easy to get there since all we did was take a bus and then, of course, a train. CAPA, the organization teamed up with the Pitt for this study abroad trip, gave us…

Howth I Travel

The trip to Howth was great. A amazing journey to see the coast of Dublin after having seen the coast by Galway. The trip was relatively straightforward, as we met early downstairs then departed as a group taking public transport and walking. I greatly enjoyed the trip as it gave us the opportunity to see…

This week is DARTing by

Being that I have never been in a foreign country, I did not know if I would have a hard time navigating the city and if I would have to rely on others to do so. I was unsure about navigation signage and if specific buildings would stand out in making the process of navigating…

A Day of Exploration

Hello! Today was a free day full of exploring and unexpected adventures! First, we took the train to a harbor town of Howth. It reminded me so much of Boston near its harbor. It was a gorgeous little town and had completely different vibes than both Dublin and Galway (but Galway remains my favorite so…

Making my way around Dublin

Today, our group took a trip to Howth, which is a small fishing town. We got lunch there, looked around the market, and explored around the area for a bit. It had beautiful views of the sea and we even spotted a few seals. There’s also a mountain hike trail there that we didn’t have…

Discovering Dublin

Sine Metu – latin for without fear, and was John Jameson’s motto which grew him such a large company today and is on the bottles. Howth was our main destination today, a part of Dublin which is located sea side and had amazing sea food. The quaint little area had musicians and small market shop…

I Wish We Had Moher Time in Ireland

Yesterday, we took a day trip across Ireland; we traveled from Dublin, on the east coast, to Galway, on the west coast. Around 7 a.m. we left Dublin on a tour bus and began our road trip. We made many different stops along the way to Galway so the drive did not feel long. Throughout…

I want Moher of Ireland

Hello! Today was a very busy day in Ireland. We essentially hit the hottest tourist spots all in one day! Good thing our coach bus was comfortable, and everyone kept napping every other minute. At 6am, bright and early we hit Cliffs of Moher which were an indescribable experience. The weather was absolutely perfect and…

Fish n Cliffs

Our day began at 6:45 AM when we piled on a tour bus, headed for the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. Cliffs of Moher is the second biggest tourist attraction in Ireland, just behind the Guiness Brewery. This was an incredible experience and the only thing I wished for was Moher time! I thought the…

I want to see Moher of Ireland!

Today was my favorite day so far during this study abroad trip in Ireland. We spent time visiting the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. You could tell these places were very touristy by the amount of people walking around the areas. On the Ireland tourism site, it shows the different places tourists can visit and…

Moher Time??

Yesterday we spent the day at the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. The Cliffs could be considered one of the most beautiful natural landmarks in the world as we know it today while Galway is a fun place to eat and snap a few pictures just to say you have been there. On the Irish…

Touring the top of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher by the Atlantic sea is shown in the image. As soon as you speak in Ireland, people know you are not Irish. Sometimes even your style will give it away! Ireland is full of history, culture, and plenty of places to eat. Today, we ended up visiting Galway (yes the Ed…

Exploring Moher of Ireland

We traveled the entire width of Ireland! Today we explored the Barack Obama Plaza, Bunratty, Cliffs of Moher and Galway. Our first stop was a rest stop breakfast opportunity. But this stop was actually interesting because it is named the Barack Obama Plaza. I walked in expecting just a normal rest stop but the first…

Beaten at Eaton

Yesterday we attended Eaton where CTO Ramanath Ramakrishnan spoke about how his company innovates in a time where it seems that is the only way to remain successful in our rapid-growing technological world that we live in. As an HR major, I never considered innovation to be a part of my future career. Yet, after…

Whiteboards and Wins

Yesterday we were fortunate enough to visit the global headquarters of Eaton. Eaton is a power management company that has reacted to each change in technological developments for the last 111 years in order to stay ahead of the curve. Eaton is dedicated to innovation which Ramanath Ramakrishnan, the Chief Technological Officer, explains is a…

Brainstorming at Eaton

Hey again! Today, we had class at Griffith College for the first time and went on a site visit at Eaton, a power management company headquartered in Dublin. This site visit, however, was unique to our previous ones. During our time with Eaton, we were divided into three teams and asked to solve a mini…