#StudyAbroadBecause... It will open up your mind to so many new things!

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Nicole Lottig is a graduating senior at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Gender Studies. She studied abroad in Ireland during the spring semester of 2015. She studied at Maynooth University, which is located about a half an hour from Dublin. She learned a lot from studying in another country and would love to go back! Read up on her interview and learn more about her experiences. 

Explore the sounds of a Celtic Cafe with Putumayo World Music

by Kerry Dexter / Jul 20, 2015 /
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The mission of Putumayo World Music is defined in its tagline: music guaranteed to make you feel good. Putumayo founder Dan Storper and ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar search the world for music from varied cultures to meet this idea.

Ireland's Ancient East: The Music Begins

by Kerry Dexter / May 17, 2015 /
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Ireland's Ancient East: that phrase suggests all sorts of intriguing ideas -- which is why it has been chosen as a way to encourage visitors to spend time at places in the eastern parts of the island, much as the Wild Atlantic Way is helping to connect and bring attention to communities and locations along the island's western sea coast.

Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 07, 2014 /
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2,400 kilometers of the most beautiful drive in the world – where are you? In Ireland, of course! Stretching from Donegal to Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way is a scenic drive like no other.

The Best of Ireland: an A to Z Guide

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 09, 2014 /
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Ireland reaches out and grabs you. It lures you in with extraordinary green landscapes, good food and drink, and hospitable people, and keeps you there with history, music, and new friends. If you’re planning a trip to Ireland, or just thinking about things to do for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got you covered.

The Emerald Isle

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Staigue Fort, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 15, 2011 /
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Driving the Ring of Kerry, and want to get off the beaten path? Head to Staigue Fort - it's between Sneem and Caherciveen, off a tiny road inland. You will drive a very narrow lane, but keep following the signs. There's a visitor centre with films (and a cafe), although we never stopped there. Park your car in the lot and pay your voluntary entrance fee. Skip across the creek, and climb a small hill to get to the fort.

Foodie Finds: Avoca in Moll's Gap, Co. Kerry, Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 05, 2011 /
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Foodie Finds: Avoca in Moll's Gap, Co. Kerry, Ireland

We'd driven for hours from Co Clare toward our cottage in Co Kerry. We didn't have any restaurant recommendations in Killarney, but had a great one for Moll's Gap, about a half-hour south-west of Killarney. And, it was halfway to our rental home, Pier Cottage, west of Sneem. So, we held out a little more for the Avoca gift shop and cafe, in Moll's Gap.

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

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Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Foodie Finds: Bunratty Creamery Bar and Restaurant

by Lillie Forteau / Dec 15, 2010 /
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If you've been to Ireland, you've probably flown into Shannon airport (the better to explore the west with, I say). It's a small, regional airport that is VERY easy to get in and out of - and very friendly people. It's in County Clare, Ireland.