After arriving in Limerick after being at Ulster University up north for a week, I did not really know what to expect. This, I knew, was going to be the hardest part. Adjusting to a new culture, meeting new friends, and going to a new school. Being with 23 other American born scholars for a week really spoiled me and made adjusting to Ireland very easy. I understood now it was just me and my fellow scholar Megan on our own in the city of Limerick.
Coming from New York City, where I live, is a big adjustment when it comes to everyday life in Ireland. However, after walking around Limerick city for a couple days I quickly realized how beautiful it really is. There are many places to eat, shop, and visit. The people all around have been quite personable and helpful, especially with the numerous questions I have asked over the past week. I have been inquired on what to check out during my stay and the big attractions.
One magnificent place I had the chance to visit was King Johns Castle in the City Centre of Limerick. This was something I enjoyed and could not stop telling people about. They had a tour inside, so I obviously had to take part in that. It is very cool to me how much history is behind the castle and all the major events that went on at the location that has helped shaped Ireland into what it is today. The part I admired the most was the view from the top of the castle. Being able to see all of Limerick from that aspect was breathtaking. It was one of the rare moments where you stop and think to yourself, “How did I get so lucky to be in a place like this”?
I am looking forward immensely to seeing the rest of Limerick and visiting all that makes up this great city. My next stop will be what they call “The Milk Market”, which provides fresh foods, takes place on weekends and is a great atmosphere from what I am told.
Tune in next week to read about my cool new experiences around Limerick and what else I will be doing while out in Ireland to make a difference.