Category Archives: Champlain Craic

Happy at NCI

A fire breather, a guy doing backflips in a Pikachu onesie, and over a hundred college students going crazy; these were the highlights of my Wednesday a few weeks ago. A few semesters ago, Champlain College formed a closer bond with the National College Ireland, and the two have been sending students back and forth to various student […]

Continue reading

Goal!

Hello all and greetings from Ireland! For this particular post I’d like to write you about this past week’s awesome soccer experience! Basically Adam Clark (our Head Resident & Activities coordinator here at Champlain Abroad Dublin) emailed us about an international intramural soccer league and asked if we wanted to go; naturally my friend Zach […]

Continue reading

Peil Ghaelach

On Saturday, February 1st, almost all of the Champlain Abroad Dublin student group gathered in hushed excitement for a walk over to Croke Park, to watch a Gaelic Football (‘Peil Ghaelach’, in Irish) match between our adopted home county of Dublin, and the south west county of Kerry. Dublin vs Kerry at Croke Park As […]

Continue reading

Immersing with the Local Punks

Dublin is the host of some of the most varied music scenes I’ve ever encountered. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working hard at becoming more and more immersed in the Dublin nightlife. So far I’ve been able to meet some of the most genuine and friendly people. Most of the kids are very […]

Continue reading

Former Irish President Speaks at Trinity

This past Friday, November 12th, former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Comissioner for Human Rights, Dr. Mary Robinson, took the floor at Trinity College Dublin lecturing hundreds on her view about Climate Change Justice. Four priviliged Champlain College Dublin students, including myself were able to attend with Dr. Stephen Robinson to embrace […]

Continue reading

Dublin earns UNESCO title "City of Literature"

Finally the rest of the world has taken notice of something that all Dubliners have known for a long time. This place lives and breathes literature. Now, UNESCO have designated Dublin as an official ‘City of Literature’, only the fourth city to achieve this accolade. According to the Irish Times, ‘Minister of Culture and Tourism […]

Continue reading