The Holiday Season

Posted By: Madison Ward
Posted On: December 18th, 2016

The time has finally come where is completely acceptable to wear oversized sweaters with reindeer on them, drink everything peppermint, and listen to jingle bells on repeat all day long. In my opinion the best time of the year: Christmas. Due to the fact that in Ireland they do not celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas decorations have been up since the beginning of November. However, I love Christmas so I have been embracing all of the lights, and the Christmas market.

The Christmas market in Cork is filled with different vendors selling every type of fair food you could think of, along with hand crafted gifts. A large Ferris wheel also took over half of Grand Parade Street. All of the lights, the excitement of getting the win against Meteors, finals ending, and having a successful team Secret Santa (meaning: I got an adult size onesie that has penguins all over it) has put me in such a great mood.

I can’t believe that the time has finally come to head back home. It feels like yesterday I was heading to a foreign country with 22 other strangers. I never would have thought that these strangers would become like family to me in such a few short months. Plus all of the amazing people that I have met in Cork and from all over Ireland. It is definitely safe to say that I have a lot to thankful for this holiday season.


Happy Christmas and I hope you enjoy #TeamCORK’s awkward Christmas card, made my your favorite scholars Tanner and Madi:) 

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