When Life Gives You Lemons…

September 19th, 2015 | Uncategorized

One thing I’ve learned about Ireland thus far: everything closes SO early! To say the least, I’ve learned this one the hard way. From trying to get groceries from the shop, to take out at a restaurant on campus, I’ve walked up to empty buildings with no one in sight.


Unfortunately, I can’t say that it went any different last night at the Limerick City Culture Night. My awesome UL Huskies teammates, Lorna, Orlaith, and Avril and I had plans to take a boat cruise across the Shannon River, to explore St. Johns Castle, as well as to see what else Culture Night had to offer.


Can you see where this is going? Yup, you guessed it; everything was finished by the time we arrived. Who would have thought that Culture Night would end by 7:30?


Fortunately, one exhibit of Culture Night was still up and running when we arrived in Limerick City Centre, the Hunt Museum. Although this museum was not on the top of our lists of things to do, it was open, and that was good enough for us! Thanks to the Hunt Museum, we didn’t leave Limerick City without a little bit of historic culture.


Although almost all our plans for Culture Night flopped, we still made the most of it. After the museum, we went to a cute restaurant on the water where a traditional Irish band was playing. We ate dinner, listened to great music, shared laughs, and just enjoyed each other’s company.  


Once again the early nights in Ireland foiled my plans, but the alternative plan ended up being even better! I had so much fun with the girls and cannot wait to see what adventures this next year has in store for us. 


The Limerick City Culture Night gave us lemons, so naturally, we made even better lemonade. 🙂 


Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: NEC

Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies

Alma Mater: St. Francis College 

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland


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