Study abroad packing list: Ireland

Study abroad packing list: Ireland

I spent hours researching study abroad packing lists. The two main takeaways? Pack minimally (because you will buy items when you're there) and to bring lots of proper rain gear.

Exploring the Aran Islands’ Inis Mór

Exploring the Aran Islands’ Inis Mór

I find the Aran Islands, a group of three islands not far from Galway, fascinating in every way. Locals continue to live the traditional way and speak the Irish language to each other. Local livestock owners still use stacked stone walls built in ancient times as animal enclosures. Meanwhile, ancient history covers every inch of the Aran Islands. Monks settled the islands long ago, seeking solitude. Tons of pre-Christian and Christian historical stone structures can still be seen in beautiful, poetic ruins. The sense of distance from mainstream culture remains.