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Trip to Sligo by Maire-Kate McGlynn

October 12, 2015Laura Conlon

Trip to Sligo by Maire-Kate McGlynn

On September 12, at 7:45 am, I joined forty-nine other bright-eyed Notre Dame students on a bus in Dublin, headed toward the west coast city of Sligo. We had only been in Dublin for a week and were looking forward to spending a weekend with fellow Notre Dame students – some we knew well from campus and others we would get to know well during our semester abroad together. Read More

Relfection on Lourdes

October 01, 2015Laura Conlon

By Rikki Koebler, Geoff Burdell and Susanna Floyd

During our second week in Ireland, Teach Bhríde Dublin had the amazing opportunity to join the Dublin Diocese on its annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. A group consisting of about 2,000 members, from sick pilgrims to helpers to chaplains and beyond, the pilgrimage is an incredible display of faith, compassion, and love in action. Below, members of House of Brigid share some highlights and significant moments that occurred during their Lourdes’ experience: Read More

2015 Hurling Finals by Therese Cushing

October 01, 2015Laura Conlon

2015 Hurling Finals by Therese Cushing

On September 6th, the staff at O’Connell House took all of the Notre Dame-UCD students to the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final at Croke Park, an event we had been told was equivalent to the Super Bowl for Ireland. Most of us, myself included, were completely unfamiliar with hurling, so leading up to the match, I was looking forward to a fun afternoon with my friends in one of Dublin’s beautiful landmarks. It was indeed a fun afternoon, and Croke Park was magnificent, but our time at the Hurling Championship was also a unique cultural experience. Read More