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4 Entries Tagged with "Derry"

  • Back to Ireland

    Posted by Andy Steves on October 16, 2010.

    Oct. 7

    “O Jaysus” I heard half a dozen people mutter as our AerLingus flight descended through the bumpy air into the Dublin airport. It was good to be back in one of my favorite cities of Europe. I quickly remembered how kind the Irish people are once I boarded my first bus where they only … More »

    Tags: Dublin // 2010 // Ireland // Derry // Northern Ireland // IRA

  • Derry, Belfast and the Orange Marches

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    I had four days off between my units in London and Milan, and I decided to go back to Dublin. There I met back up with Stephen McPhilemy, and we went up to Belfast for the Orange marches. In Northern Ireland, there’s what’s known as the marching season. It is where all the Protestants get … More »

    Tags: Derry // Belfast // Orange Marches // 2008 // Summer // Ireland

  • Defying Gravity for a Guinness

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    We made our way down to Dublin on Saturday. On the way we took a detour through Belfast. Stephen wanted to show me where the real Troubles happened. In that city, it looked like there was another Berlin Wall running right down the middle separating the two parts of the population. Protestant … More »

    Tags: Ireland // Dublin // Belfast // Derry // 2008 // Weekend Trip // St. Paddy's day // Study Abroad

  • Touring Bloody Sunday

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    This year for St. Paddy’s day, I figured that since I was in Europe, why not go to Dublin. So I blew off school the Thursday beforehand to catch a Ryanair flight at noon. On the plane, I realized I forgot my ATM card back in my apartment and would have to subsist on the €220 cash I brought … More »

    Tags: Derry // St. Paddy's day // Ireland // 2008 // Weekend Trip // Study Abroad

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