Conor Harrington rss Dublin, Spring 2012

Conor Harrington is a junior Integrated Marketing Communications major at Ithaca College. With an Irish name like Harrington, it seemed only natural to study abroad in Dublin. Conor is excited to travel to Europe for the first time and hopes to take advantage of all that the continent has to offer. Following graduation, Conor hopes to work in the media industry in some capacity and continue his work with non-profits and volunteer organizations.

Conor's Posts

  • Dublin-A Year Later

    It’s hard to believe it has been over a year since I studied abroad in Ireland, but not a day goes by that I don’t think about my incredible experience there.

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  • Reflections on Dublin

    It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve returned to American soil and I’ve thought about my study abroad experience every day since. Now that I have had time to really reflect and think back on the semester, I can say it was the greatest three months of my life. It was a transformative experience for me as a student and as a person.

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  • My Family Visits!

    My family was in Dublin last week, so I got to show them some of my favorite things and have some new Irish experiences with them. We took a day trip out to Howth, did a Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl, ate some delicious food, and saw a funny show at Project Arts Centre.

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  • The Little Things…

    I’ve reached the point in the study abroad life cycle where I’m so in love with Ireland that I refuse to leave. Unfortunately, I have to depart on April 14th. In my little time left here, I’m scurrying around doing as much as I can.

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  • St. Paddy’s Day

    Well, this weekend made the island of Ireland just a little bit greener. Forty shades of green turned into over 500,000 with that many people celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in their green garb. It was a fun, spirit-filled day.

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  • March (Traveling) Madness

    March started with a trip to Belgium and, of course, a waffle! Lauren, Ariana, and I traveled to Brussels, Belgium the first weekend of the month. Obviously, we went for the waffles and chocolate, but Belgium had a lot more in store for us.

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  • IES Northern Ireland Trip

    This past week was the first of two IES sponsored field trips. I spent five days in Northern Ireland. The first two and a half days were spent in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, learning about the Northern Ireland Conflict.


  • Walking Weekends

    This past weekend I spent doing many things, but mostly I walked. Dublin is a very walkable city. Although there are many forms of public transportation, I would rather walk and save my money!


  • Rugby, Glasgow, and Edinburgh!

    Even though we were only gone for a little over two days, I was so excited to be back in Dublin. Traveling is fun, but there’s nothing like coming back to my favorite corner of Ireland. It feels like home!

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  • My New Normal

    I’ve been here for over a month now and I feel like a Dubliner. I have found a routine and know my way around the city. It’s been a simple week here in Dublin. I haven’t done anything too exciting, just going to classes and enjoying the town.


  • Good Cheer Always On Tap Here

    This past weekend, I took my first weekend trip. A group of us all boarded a train early Friday morning and headed west to Galway, Ireland.


  • Learning is Fun?

    I’ve finished my first week of class and I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but…I’m excited to learn? That’s right.


  • Days in Dublin

    It’s been about one week since my flight touched down at the Dublin airport and I set foot on Irish land. This first week has flown by and I can’t believe I’m actually living in Ireland.

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  • Ireland and I

    Dublin was an easy choice for me. With its rich culture, sprawling greens, and my personal Irish heritage, I knew it would be the perfect fit.

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