January 7th, 2016 | Uncategorized
My brother Eddie and I have always been a package deal. Since our bunkbed days, we’ve been through everything together. That is why when I first learned that I would be coming to Ireland and living in Belfast for a year, I immediately wondered when Eddie would be coming to visit. If I got to see Ireland, naturally he would have to see it too.
I decided not to go home to Boston in between semesters at UUJ and take the time to travel. With all of my scholarly commitments taking up the majority of my time in Belfast, I hadn’t gotten the chance to see the island I have been living on since August. Eddie and I have always wanted to visit Ireland, so we saw our winter breaks from school as the perfect opportunity!
Before our road trip down south, we flew to London and saw as much of the city as we could in a single day! Taking the first flight in and last flight out of Belfast, we had a marathon of a day moving from site to site in London and taking it all in. We could have spent days there, but Eddie’s visit was short and we had more things to do and places to see.
After a brief stay at our Aunt Helen’s for Christmas, we drove from city to city, taking scenic routes and stopping to see as much natural beauty as we could in between. Driving on the left side of the road for the first time, I got us to places like Blarney Castle, Killarney Nat. Park, The Burren Coast and Galway in one piece! It was a once in a lifetime trip that my brother and I won’t soon forget.
Victory Scholar: Clare Sullivan
Present University: Ulster University
US League Partner: Patriot League
Club/Community Partner: Ulster Elks
Alma Mater: The College of the Holy Cross
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