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Happy Thanksgiving!

Heading off to Belfast on this, one of my favorite holidays. Our study abroad program is planning a nice dinner for us tonight, but it won’t be the same without some of those standard Thanksgiving foods…like fried turkey! Also, while the company will be great, I miss spending this Thanksgiving with friends and family. I’ll [...]

London calling…and blogger answering

I’m a little late posting these pictures, but better late than never, right? My friend Todd and I took a quick weekend jaunt across the Irish Sea to the United Kingdom and London. The story about getting there and back is one all by itself. Most Americans probably didn’t hear, but last week Ireland had [...]

Strike, strike baby

So yesterday, most of the Irish civil service, including professors at this university, went on a one-day strike in protest of their expected pay cut. I wrote about this on the Corner at NRO: The strike includes, as I found out in class yesterday, university faculty at all of Ireland’s public universities. Here at the [...]

Cork, jazz and a bit of blarney

I suppose it’s fitting on this Halloween night in for me to update everyone on my trip last weekend to Cork for the Cork Jazz Festival. IFSA-Butler, our study abroad company, picked us up on Friday morning in a nice big coach. We rode down to Limerick, where we picked up the group of students [...]

American guy visits Versailles

If you’ll pardon the lame rhyming headline, I’ll tell you a bit about my side trip to Versailles a couple weeks ago. We woke up on Saturday morning and hopped on a train out of Paris to the suburb of Versailles, which is about 10 miles from Paris and home of the Palace of Versailles. [...]

Blogger returns with pictures

So the last two weeks have been a bit hectic for me. Lots of assignments at school (yes, I do go to class now and then) plus a trip to Paris last weekend are my excuses for my lack of blogging. But fear not, more blogging here on the American Rover will commence. To start, [...]

Ireland votes 'yes' second time around

Well, the votes from yesterday’s referendum are in. Ireland has voted for the Lisbon Treaty, leaving only two EU nations (Poland and the Czech Republic) who have yet to ratify this European constitution of sorts. Taoiseach Brian Cowen: “The Irish people have spoken with a clear and resounding voice,” Mr Cowen said in a brief [...]