Experience on Erasmus: Sharing Cultures – Teaching Irish Classes

My mum has worked as a teacher long before I was born. For years, she has worked at the local primary school in Monaghan, my hometown. I had her as my teacher for my second-last year of primary school and I consider it the worst year of my school life. Okay, that's a bit of …

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Life With a Springer Spaniel – Groomers and Growlies

Aside from his given name, Murphy has a lot of other names. Baby Boy, Buckshot, Mammy's Boy, Murph, Smurfy... you get the idea. But there is one name that I feel is the one that we should have given him when we got him: Custard. Murphy wanting cuddles and attention! I love Murphy to bits …

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Open Up Opinions – The Highs, The Lows and The Unexpectedness of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

I remember where I was two years ago when two hosts in Tel Aviv, Israel announced that the Netherlands had won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Myself and my sister were on the edge of our seats, tense, and practically screaming at the television, yelling at the hosts to 'Just get on with it!' In …

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Experience on Erasmus – Coping With Classes

As Orientation finally came to an end, I was finally given the opportunity to take part in actual classes in the university. During the day, I had to sit through Media classes, and in the evenings, I had German language classes with the other Erasmus students. Before we began our official classes, we had the …

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Word Against Screen- Where Rainbows End vs. Love Rosie

I’ll be honest; I’m not a huge fan of rom-coms. I find them very clichéd and they all follow the same story: unexpected meeting, falling in love, split up, reunion, all ends happily ever after. The End. Just doesn’t appeal to me. Now I’m not saying that I hate all rom-coms; I do enjoy the …

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Book Review – The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Boleyn. That has always been associated with one person. Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, the woman who informally caused the English Reformation. But there was another girl who left behind an almost unknown legacy. Anne's sister, Mary. Mary Boleyn - The Other Boleyn Girl - artist unknown The Other Boleyn Girl. …

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