FC: Ireland & Beyond Study Abroad 2011
1: From January through April, 2011, - I lived and studied in Dublin, Ireland. I spent my weeks falling in love with the city and my weekends exploring Irish towns and the European continent. When my program ended, I had another two weeks to do even more exploring. It was an unforgettable experience!
2: Home Sweet Home | 9-13 Blackhall Place Dublin 7, Ireland
3: My first step outside everyday :)
4: At Home in | Four Courts and, above, the James Joyce Brige to Blackhall Place. | In Irish, Smithfield is "Margadh na Feirme" | The Famous Ha'penny Bridge over the River Liffey
5: Smithfield's monthly horse market, a 400-year-old tradition | Dublin | Trinity College | The LUAS and the city buildings that sit above the site of the original Viking settlement in Dublin
6: Northern Ireland | January 21 - 23 | Friday in Belfast | Sunday in Derry | The dry dock where Titanic was built. | The city walls and peace murals.
7: Saturday along the Antrim Coast | Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge | The Giant's Causeway
8: Shannon, me, Michelle & Caitlin in Paris | My German roomies Christina & Sabina | Friends | With Emily, my travel buddy for Newgrange, Scotland & London | My mates Emily, Phoebe, Crystal & Colleen | With Phoebe, my travelmate in Italy
9: Our Favorite Spot | Milk & Honey was right across from our university's main building. Every Wednesday, Phoebe, Colleen, Emily & I would meet for beautiful drinks and the best lunch fare in Dublin!
10: Blarney | A Trip to January 28-31 | Castle | Cork
11: Kinsale and Cobh
12: Around | In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty, I first laid my eyes on sweet Molly Malone! | The James Joyce bridge to my apartment in Smithfield | Leo Burdock's, the oldest fish & chippery in Dublin | Grafton Street from Trinity College to St. Stephen's Green.
13: Town | The famous Temple Bar in the heart of the Temple Bar district. | My first pint in Dublin - at the historic Stag's Head pub | Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed park in Europe. Lovely for a bike ride by the wild deer! | Fast friends atop the Guinnes storehouse - first weekend in Dublin
14: Christ Church Cathedral | Dublin Castle | Cead Mile Failte from
15: St. Patricks Cathedral | Merrion Square Park | Baile Átha Cliath
16: A Day in Kilkenny February 11 | A castle, a cathedral, & a chic cafe in Southern Ireland.
17: Favorite Places
18: National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology | National Museum of Ireland: Natural History | Leprechaun Museum
19: Museums on the Island of Saints and Scholars | Irish Museum of Modern Art | National Library of Ireland
20: Spring Break in Italy | Basilica di San Marco, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Carnivale, & gondolas on the Grand Canal
21: Venezia February 17-19
22: Spring Break in Italy | Firenze February 20-23 | Snapshots of Florence: The leaning tower of Pisa, statue of Dante in the blue-skied Piazza di Santa Croce, the exterior of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, locks along the Ponte Vecchio, inside the Mercado Centrale, view of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo, and the view from the top of the Basilica.
24: Spring Break in Italy | Napoli February 24 & 25 | Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast | Pizza at Gino Sorbillo, famous in Naples: the birthplace of pizza
25: The Ruins of Pompeii
26: Spring Break in Italy | Roma February 26 - March 1 | Gelato at the famous Giolitti, Fiats galore, Rodin's Thinker, Ferrari flagship store, & sunset over the Tiber River.
27: Colloseum | Roman Forum | Palatine Hill
28: Spring Break in Italy | The Vatican
29: The Trevi Fountain | The Pantheon | The Spanish Steps
30: Temple Bar Food Market
31: Strasbourg March 11-14 | Le Petit France district | Saturday fresh air market | Ice cream with Liz across the Rhine in Germany | Notre Dame of Strasbourg | Modern Art Museum
32: March 17 | Parade & Street Fairs | Gaelic football & hurling championships at legendary Croke Park
33: St. Stephen's Green Through the Seasons
34: Western Ireland March 25-27 | Innis Mor, Aran Islands - saturday -
35: Kylemore Abbey - friday -
36: Galway | Athlone | - sunday -
37: spent wandering the artsy streets of Temple Bar, taking take-away lunchus to sunny city parks, sorting through scarves at George's Street Arcade, and studyng in the swanky lounge of the Westbury Hotel. | Favorite Afternoons
39: ...On the Irish Sea | Sunday Farmer's Market | Manatees in Howth Harbor
40: Powerscourt | A Day in Co. Wicklow | April 1
43: A Day in Co. Wicklow
44: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at The Gate Theatre | Show Time | Fiddler on the Roof at The Gaiety Theatre
45: Freelance Whales and Broken Records at Crawdaddy's | The Decemberists at Vicar Street | Iron & Wine at The Olympia Theatre | Beethoven's Piano Sonatas at the National Concert Hall
46: on top of | Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin
47: Ancient Ireland | Newgrange: Neolithic Tomb | The Hill of Tara: Seat of the Ancient High Kings of Ireland
48: PARIS April 8 -11
49: Eiffel Tower & river cruise The Palace of Versailles Notre Dame morning mass, the Louvre & Musee d'Orsay, Champs-Elysees, l'Arc de Triomph, & the Eiffel Tower by night Basilique du Sacre-Coeur
50: La Tour Eiffel
52: Notre Dame | The Louvre | Musee d'Orsay | Partout
53: Montmartre | Along the Seine | Paris
54: Cliffs of Moher
55: April 12
56: Edinburgh, Scotland April 17-20
57: Guided walking tour of Edinburgh with our lovely guide, Kate | Hike up to Arthur's Seat for a panoramic view of the city.
58: The Highlands | Loch Ness
59: London | April 21-25 | Westminster Abbey
60: Buckingham Palace | Sights of | Millenium Bridge and Trafalgar Square
61: Notting Hill Market | London | British Museums
62: Brussels | April 26 & 27
63: The End