A Dublin September, in Photos

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately, if you’d like to see: Spending time with my favorite 4-year old Homesickness cure I cannot… get enough… of the sky! Phoenix Park Picnic… con la Yoko… y el Carlos Watching live music at the Grand Social, one of my favorite Dublin pubs. This band literally sang a…

Surrender

“Now we cannot…discover our failure to keep God’s law except by trying our very hardest (and then failing). Unless we really try, whatever we say there will always be at the back of our minds the idea that if we try harder next time we shall succeed in being completely good. Thus, in one sense,…

Howth Summit

A couple of weeks ago after work, Carin kindly offered to take me to Howth for fish and chips. Howth is a seaside town near Dublin that is so beautiful. After we ate, we drove up to Howth Summit and hiked down the hill for a bit. It was something I had wanted to do…

Happy 8 months, Ireland

Today I was reflecting on my time in Ireland thus far, and then I realized….I got here exactly 8 months ago today! I just read through my journal from last year, and on October 10 I started working on the application for my Irish visa. That means that a year ago, I literally had no…

Notre Dame vs. Navy-Emerald Isle Classic

Last weekend, 35,000 Americans traveled across the Atlantic for the Emerald Isle Classic-Notre Dame vs. Navy.  On game day, Carlos and I ventured over to the stadium and watched the third quarter from outside the huge doors where the team buses pull into the stadium. It provided a good view of about 10 yards of…

Everlasting Love

“‘At that time,’ declares the Lord, I will be the God of all the clans of Israel, and they shall be my people. Thus says the Lord: ‘The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you…

Gaelic Football

Last weekend, Carlos and I went to a Gaelic football game at Croke Park, which is super close to my flat. Gaelic Football is a mix of American football, soccer, and rugby, and is wildly popular in Ireland and only Ireland. It’s played with 2 teams of 15. Basically you score 3 points by kicking…