How much is a ticket back to Ireland?

Well, here it is my last blog post from Plus3 Ireland. To say that the last two weeks flew by would be a drastic understatement. I am beyond grateful to have had to opportunity to come on this trip and have the experiences and meet the people that I did. Everything from Pearse Lyons Distillery…

Presenting about Presenting

Today is the day most of us head back to reality. After a long day (which felt like 3 days) of traveling from Dublin to Atlanta to Pittsburgh, I am certain of one thing, the second after I hit publish I will fall asleep for a very long time. While it is nice to be…

Plus3 Ireland: The sequel

Throughout this trip, we have learned so much about the Irish culture, especially when it comes to business. The Irish economy has been growing for the last 10 years but has really skyrocketed over the last 4-5 years due to the huge technology boom. This huge technology boom was in large part to the huge…

The Wicklow Mountains were pretty wicked

Today we took a day excursion to visit the town of Kilkenny and the Wicklow Mountains. I have to say that I thought the Cliffs of Moher would have been far and away my favorite place we visited on this trip, but I think the Wicklow Mountains were just as awesome. We started at the…

Food Cloud, Enterprise Ireland

Today we had the pleasure of visiting two different companies. Both were very different and worked in completely different ways which were very interesting to see the contrasts between the two. First, we visited a nonprofit company called Food Cloud. I thought food cloud was very interesting. Going into the site visit, we had gotten some…

Exploring the Amazon

Hello, all today we started the day off with a site visit to Amazon and it was interesting, to say the least. I think we could all tell how much of a presence has in Dublin when we went to the wrong Amazon building for our visit. We ended up in their brand new office…

Day 6: Food for thought

We started the day off with class back at Griffith College. After class, we took a visit to a company called Bored Bia. In class, we talked about what this company might be. We viewed it as a government agency overlooking food in Ireland similar to the FDA in the United States. However, our assumptions…

Day 7: Is anything Moher awesome than The Cliffs?

Going into today, I had had highly been anticipating being able to finally see the Cliffs of Moher. I felt like I had heard so much about them and seen so many pictures of them I was very excited to see for myself and they didn’t disappoint. Personally, I think the Cliffs were the coolest…

Day 5: Living in ambiguity

Hello all, please bare with me as I am typing this on my phone. While my title doesn’t really have anything to do with our activities today, it is rather apparent in my current situation. Our apartment Wifi was out so to fix it I needed to restart my computer. In order to restart my…

Day 4: A Walk in the Park

Today we took a trip to Croke Park to visit Ireland’s national stadium and meet with some of the executives that run the Stadium. Being a huge sports fan, I was very excited to get to see a country’s national stadium up close and personal. We had a great conversation with the executives of the…

Day 3: The most interesting man in the world

From the most interesting distillery to the most interesting man, to one of the most interesting companies in the world, we had ourselves quite a day today in Dublin. We started our day off at the Pearse Lyons Distillery. I thought this was really cool to get a behind the scenes look at a local…

Dublin: Day 2

In America, we always celebrate the bright points of our history but we tend to talk about the times when we dropped the ball as a country. While there are many examples of this one that sticks out to me is the Japanese internment camps during World War II. During WWII, while the US was…

First Day in Ireland!

To say today was a long day would be an understatement. We had a long day (Maybe it was two days, haven’t grasped the whole time change thing yet) of traveling before finally getting to Dublin. Once we finally arrived in Dublin, we walked to and had lunch at the Chorus Cafe and met our awesome…

From Pittsburgh to Dublin!

Hello! My name is Shawn Coologhan and I am a current Junior in the College of Business Administration majoring in finance and Marketing. I am a member of the Sports Business Association, as well as a member of the practice squad for our Women’s Basketball team. Currently, I intern at a small financial planning and accounting…

Meet Plus3 Transfer Ireland 2018!

Welcome to the Ireland Plus3 Transfer Study Abroad Program! During their two week program in Dublin, Ireland, students will explore globalization through the Technology and Innovation industries. Plus3 Transfer participants will have the chance to be immersed in Irish culture during the trip. The main academic portion of the Plus3 Transfer program features visits to…