September 26th, 2015 | Uncategorized
Without a doubt, tonight was the most Irish night I’ve had while being in this country.
Sarah Deegan (who I now call my Irish mother) graciously invited Gillian, Ellen (a friend and UL Huskies team manager), and myself over to watch Ireland play against Romania in the Rugby World Cup. For starters, I don’t know a thing about rugby, which made watching the game very interesting and probably a bit annoying for everyone else. Naturally, I fired off a million questions attempting to grasp the concept of the game, as I was not too sure what was going on. Even after the conclusion of the game, I can’t tell you much about the sport, other than the fact that Ireland won! Which so I have been told, is all that matters! 😉
After the game finished, we all sat down and ate a very delicious Irish stew dinner that Sarah had cooked up for us. As I have been told, it is a very traditional Irish dish; one that I loved! For dessert, she prepared a wonderful strawberry and raspberry pavlova. To say the least, Sarah really spoiled me with such a great home cooked meal; everything was amazing!
The night did not end there though. After dinner and the game, we spur of the moment decided to go see the new movie Everest that was playing in the “luxury” cinema. Luxury meaning we got to sit in extra comfy seats that came with more legroom… definitely wasn’t necessary, but a nice perk.
As for the actual movie, I am no critic, but I can definitely say it was a phenomenal movie; one that everyone should see!
Comfy seats, and a great movie, what more could you ask for?
And for all the Americans reading this, the drink and popcorn portions are just as large as they are in the states! I was shocked to see such large sizes; for a moment, it brought me back to our overpriced and excessive portioned theaters!
Without a doubt, it was a wonderful Sunday night. After the traditional Irish dinner and Irish rugby game, I felt as though I really got a taste of the Irish culture.
Thank you to my Irish mother for welcoming me into her home!
Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti
Present University: University of Limerick
US League: NEC
Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies
Alma Mater: St. Francis College
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