Ireland: Memories from the Emerald Isle

Every year on St. Patrick’s day I’m reminded of my travels in Ireland. During the lucky summers of 2007 and 2008 I found myself in Ireland – first with my sister, then with Matt – both with my college.

When I attended O’More, the school was very much in touch with its building’s namesake, and Franklin’s sister city, Abbeyleix (located in Co. Laois, Ireland.)

I first traveled to Ireland in 2007 as a student. Shortly thereafter the school formed a partnership with Sister Cities of Franklin and Williamson County and a Global Travel Course was born. I began working as the school’s International Coordinator and traveled to Ireland the following summer as both a student and an employee. Two very lucky summers indeed!

I still cherish the friendships and memories made in Ireland and I truly believe my trip with Matt in particular played a key part in our decision to start dating – even if it was two years later.

Below, I’ve compiled snapshots of some of my favorite memories from my two trips. Through these, I hope you can experience a little bit of Ireland this St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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