Studying abroad in Ireland was the greatest decision of my life, and choosing to study there for a full academic year allowed me to experience more of the country than many people get to see. I visited places in every region of the country, from the hilly countryside of Connemara in the West, to the urban landscape of Dublin in the East. I even had the opportunity to spend some time in Northern Ireland, which is a part of the United Kingdom unlike the Republic of Ireland, a separate country. Because I was able to explore so many places in both the North and the Republic, I was able to learn a lot about the culture, history, and natural wonders of this incredible island. Here’s just a taste of the unforgettable places I experienced on the Emerald Isle.
Photos courtesy of Danielle Beam.
Danielle Beam is a junior at the University of Kentucky studying Psychology. Danielle participated in the Celtic Blue program at Arcadia University and National University of Ireland Galway during the 2014-2015 academic year.