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Postcard from London

September 24, 2013


POSTCARD FROM LONDON An award-winning essay by Michael Irwin         Tube posters say: Do not skateboard on the platform. Do not take your dogs up the escalator. No Smoking Anywhere. Blessed be the rule of ‘NO’. So don’t help when you see a crowd tramp through a girl’s suitcase spilled on the […]

Photography Walking Tour Preview

August 28, 2013


The photography walking tour is proving to be a popular addition to Welcome Week, and today we did a practice run to ensure that it will be an awesome experience for all! Route: International and Postgraduate Student Centre – Botanic Train Station (5 mins) – Take train to Titanic Quarter Train Station – Titanic Quarter – […]

The Biggest Party on Earth: The Rio De Janeiro Carnival

March 19, 2013


Ríona Kelly shares her experience at this year’s Rio De Janeiro annual carnival celebrations.   There’s no city in the world like Rio de Janeiro and no better time to experience the city than during the annual Carnival celebrations. It’s the perfect end to the Brazilian summer, a ten-day celebration of music and merriment that […]

January holiday bargains!

January 24, 2013


Got the January Blues? Feeling depressed that Christmas is over for another year and a long, cold, skint January lies ahead? Then get booking your summer holiday! Give yourself something to look forward to and to help you get you through the next few months. There are some great deals at this time of year, […]

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich: The Irish Language and Culture centre in West Belfast

December 18, 2012


Over the years, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich has become West Belfast’s space for promoting the Irish language and culture, and with the renovation in 2011 it has become the hotspot for locals, but also increasingly for tourists. The centre is open seven days a week, and offers a great range of programme for all age […]

Leaving Ireland: The Irish in Australia

November 20, 2012


Cat Mc Gurren is a PhD Researcher in the School of English, currently in Melbourne on a Australian Bicentennial Scholarship to pursue her research topic. Here she muses on the hoards of Irish that continue to emigrate down under since 1791 when the first ship left Ireland. In 1791, the first Irish convict ship departed […]

London’s must-see West End shows!

November 16, 2012


Planning a trip to London? Want to see a show but not sure which one to choose? Brooke Allen discusses the four shows she saw during her recent visit – Les Misérables, Billy Elliot – The Musical, Rock of Ages and Shrek – The Musical. All very enjoyable with something different to offer. Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables is […]