Achtung Baby!

Killian Down gives an account of his gruelling experience in Berlin, a brief stop on a summer backpacking tour of Europe. I warned them. I did, I warned them. Taking a nine-hour night bus from Krakow to Berlin would be a mistake; a sleepless, neck-cricking error that we would pay for the next day. Yet, […]

5 European Christmas Markets Worth Seeing

Leah Driscoll inspires some seriously festive wanderlust. With chalets stocked full of gluhwein and enormous snow-dusted pine trees, the cities of Europe host the Christmas season better than any other continent can. There are countless stunning markets to choose from, but this list may inspire you to book a last-minute festive getaway. Vienna, Austria Vienna […]

A Poor Girl’s Guide to Copenhagen

Leah Driscoll’s best tips for a weekend away on a shoestring budget The meagre holiday budget of a student and a trip to what is known as one of Europe’s most expensive cities probably isn’t the most logical of combinations. In fact, I probably should have checked that out before I spontaneously booked a flight […]

Rugby World Cup Diary: Part One

Words: Killian Down During the summer of 1994, an unruly mob of whiskey-slicked Irish soccer fans were unloaded onto American soil to bear witness to one of Ireland’s rare forays into the World Cup. Joining them was a member of the O’Connor clan of Glenageary, Dublin, a family best-known for producing the enigmatic Sinéad. It […]

The American Way

Writing from a year studying abroad in Philadelphia, Eoin McSweeney gives you his first impressions. What do you think of when someone says the United States of America? Freedom? The Empire State Building? The President? Or is it more WalMart, McDonald’s and obesity? Whatever it is, when you first step foot on these shores, it […]