Category: Travelogue

CASTLEBLAYNEY – Castleblayney is a quaint town located on the northernmost border of the Republic of Ireland. The hospitality and kind nature of the locals is reminiscent of the famed southern hospitality of the United States. One is always greeted on the street with a smile and can find themselves invited by complete strangers to […]

DUBLIN —  “We all come from somewhere.” Those words, emblazoned in illuminated letters, mark the entrance into EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, an interactive collection of galleries that document the experiences and legacies of the more than 10 million people who emigrated from Ireland since the 1800s.According to EPIC, some 70 million people worldwide claim […]

Irish president Michael D. Higgins is an IU alumnus.

After arriving in Dublin at 5:30 a.m., meeting the president of Ireland and enjoying tea at his official residence, Áras an Uachtaráin, and exploring a small seaside town, we decided to do the sensible thing: Take a hike!We spent several hours meandering up a winding trail in Crone Woods, which is part of a glen […]

By Taylor TelfordCHICAGO — Old St. Patrick’s Church was built by Irish hands and sustained by Irish souls. Their stories and traditions are sewn into every detail of the place, in the intricate, looping Celtic knots that arc over the altar and the Irish saints that look down on the pews.When the church was constructed […]