I will be studying in Ireland from January 24th to May 9th. To the best of my ability, I plan to use this site for updates on my life in the Emerald Isle! My homebase is Dublin; other excursions include, but are not limited to: County Mayo, South Armagh, Belfast, Ballycastle, Londonderry/Derry, and the Aran Islands. The program I chose to participate in is field-based, as opposed to the alternative being primarily classroom learning. The program revolves around a general study of social and political conflict within both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which are 2 separate governing bodies.  I conclude my stay with a four week Independent Study Project on my chosen topic, the Corrib Gas dispute. Hopefully, the luck of the  Irish will lead me on a successful journey to find all that I'm looking for and whatever my favorite band hailing from Dublin,U2, apparently is still looking for... (get it?!?)

Click on the "Travels" tab for my blog and obviously, the "Pictures" tab for uploaded photos. Comments are welcomed; I think you click on the word "comment".          Enjoy - Caroline