Oh, Blarney!

Do you remember your first kiss? The first kiss I got yesterday gave me more than just butterflies in my stomach; it bestowed on me the gift of eloquence, or as some call it, the gift of talking your way out of anything (why do you think the Irish are known as such charmers)! Yes […]

Kissin’ the Blarney Stone

With a little under two weeks left in London, my roommates and I decided to do one last trip. This time it was to Ireland! As a writer, I have to say that Ireland’s beautiful countryside really appealed to my imagination and I found myself thinking of more than a few stories inspired by it. […]

November Rains

November in Ireland means rain. It has rained almost every single day since the month started, and I’m getting the feeling that I should probably start preparing for the downpours. I have no gear that is made to protect me from rain, so most of the time when I go out, I come home damp. […]

A Trip To Fairyland. Or a Visit to Blarney Castle.

Jesse Detzler is a student at Washington State University and an official API Student Blogger. Jesse is studying abroad with API in Limerick, Ireland. There are several things that are completely “Irish.” Those few things that every person thinks of when someone mentions the Emerald Isle. I am sure you can think of them: Leprechauns, shamrocks, […]

Conquering Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle is an popular tourist attraction for anyone who’s ever had an interest in Ireland.  As the story goes, in 1314 Robert the Bruce arranged for a piece of stone to be installed in the stronghold of Cormac McCarthy’s Blarney Castle to show his gratitude for the Irish support during the Battle of Bannockburn.  […]

Do You Have the Gift of Gab?

With a history that stretches back thousands of years before the Common Era, it’s no surprise that Ireland is a land rich in folklore and mythology.  You’ve probably heard about the cunning leprechauns that will give you a pot of gold if you can catch them, and the banshees that wail into the night.  But […]