Learning outside the classroom

Spending time in Berlin, made me realise that I no longer remember much of the history I learned in school. The Berlin Wall  needs no introduction. A barrier constructed in 1961, that completely cut off (by land)  West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The Eastern Bloc claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from … More Learning outside the classroom

Up for the match

Last Sunday, the All Ireland Football final took place in Croke Park, Dublin.  Mayo, where I am from were playing Dublin for the title. Since I have gotten back to Ireland there has been talk of little else.  Were we going to do it? Will this be the year? Despite reaching numerous finals, the last as … More Up for the match

Island Life

Arriving in Dublin airport always marks the beginning of a great time. Fortunately I was lucky enough to have been in Ireland last year, so not too long between visits.  Even so, I have a long list of “must dos”. After seeing family, it’s  about the craic, which for me  is things that must be eaten, … More Island Life