Author Archives: Maura Welch | University College Dublin/Trinity College Dublin Joint Program

Exploring the role of sport in historic Irish identity and modern community life

This month I started work on my master’s thesis. I am studying the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and its impact on towns in Ireland. Specifically, I’m looking at the degree to which non-Irish immigrants find that GAA clubs increase their … Continue reading

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Ireland on foot

One of the things I’ve loved most about my time in Ireland has been experiencing the island’s incredible landscapes and natural areas. Living in Dublin, I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the east coast, with its dramatic cliffs and … Continue reading

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Exploring a changing Ireland

I have always loved to learn by doing, and that’s what my first two months in Ireland have been all about. I’m getting a MSc in Sociology (Comparative Social Change) through a new and experimental program offered jointly by Trinity … Continue reading

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