Irish Teacher Interview: Sean, Ireland

Irish Teacher Interview: Sean “Most (International students) are very polite, and interesting, and some are very beautiful.”Sean Montage © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

Where do you come from?

From Carrigeen in South Kilkenny.

What is your occupation and where do you work?Sean Whiteboard © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

I am an Irish tutor and I work in Mary Immaculate College.

What do you teach in Ireland?

Sean Whiteboard © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.Irish.

London Big ben montage © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.Have you already travelled abroad?

Yes – all over the UK, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Senegal, U.S.A.

What are the things you like most over there? Abroad?

Linguistic diversity… and exotic culinary cultures.

What are the things you dislike most over there?

My experiences have always been pretty positive abroad, but excessive bureaucracy, and increasingly vulgar demonstrations of the onslaught of globalisation have offended me abroad in the past. Not that that doesn’t happen to me in Ireland too.

Have you already been in touch with some International students?

Yes.

What do you think about them in general and in particular?

Most are very polite, and interesting, and some are very beautiful. A few, however, tend to be a little too suspicious of the host population, .i., the Irish, and misinterpret things, construing them as “racism”.

What do you think about the Irish education in your university? And about the education  in general?

Education is good in the university. I blame the Irish secondary school system which is a mess.

Is there anything in the Education system that you would like to change?

Do away with rote-learning (learning technique which focuses on memorization without the use of meaning as a basis to store information).

Sean Industrius © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

What is your best memory in Ireland and abroad?

  • Having a two year old girl from Conamara ask me who I was and what I was doing in her parish when I was walking past her front garden on the way to the beach on a beautiful sunny afternoon in June 2007.
  • Abroad: Speaking French and buying croissants on my first morning in France.

What is your worst memory in Ireland and abroad?

  • Ireland: A policeman pulling me in for speaking on the phone while driving. He did not believe my explanation for why I was on the phone (that I was asking my mother to get some arnica for me since I had dropped an amplifier on my shin), and he asked my girlfriend at the time, who was in the car at the time, if she was used to me telling lies. And then he fined me.
  • Abroad: Missing a flight in Charleroi because the airport officials though two x-ray machines were sufficient for over a thousand summer-holiday makers on a busy sunny morning in June 2011.

Would you like to be a teacher in France for instance?

Yes.

Sean at Mary I A Look to the future © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

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Walking in Ireland: Irish Trails and Coillte outdoors

Walking in Ireland!Connemara Diamond Hill A© Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

Irish Trails and Coillte outdoors:

  • Coillte outdoors

Killarney Park Trail © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.“Get Out, Get Active, Be Alive”

Coillte is the leading forestry company of Ireland. It gives you a huge range of  opportunities to have very good recreational activities, it provides you with many information about various outdoor activities (walking, hiking, long distance trails, cycling, fishing, watching wildlifeacross, having picnic) accros the country.

  • Irish Trails

Connemara Diamond Hill little man © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.“Get Ireland Walking, Walk for Health, Walk for Fun, Walk for Life”

The National Trails Office was established in 2007 by the Irish Sports Council. Its purpose is to promote the use of recreational trails in Ireland. The website www.irishtrails.ie is very useful and gives you many information that will help you if you want to discover Ireland on foot. 580 trails are listed, and TNTO promotes standards and good practice for trail development, it undertakes promotional work aimed at increasing awareness and usage of walking trails in Ireland.Killarney Park View © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

http://www.coillteoutdoors.ie/ and http://www.irishtrails.ie/ are two really good websites that I used for many of my trips throughout Ireland. It’s really nice to discover the land and scenery of rural areas. In Ireland you can live, you can have fun and you can breathe! You can breathe pure oxygen!Connemara Diamond Hill © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

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Irish Student Interview: Rory (21yo) Limerick, Ireland

Irish Student Interview: Rory (21) Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland “I have made a number of french friends throughout my time in Mary I”Rory Mary © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

Where do you come from?

I’m from Askeaton which is a small village situated about a halfan hour from Limerick city.

Where are you studying? And why?Mary I Forum © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

At the moment I’m studying Education and French in Mary Immculate College.

What do you study in Ireland? Do you speak any foreign language?

I chose Education because I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and I enjoy working with children. I chose to study French because I love learning languages (I also speak Irish) and I think knowing a foreign languages can be beneficial when travelling abroad.

Have you already travelled abroad?

I’ve travelled abroad to many different places including: France, Greece, Spain and the UK.

What are the things you like most over there?

I like to go on sun holidays but I also enjoy going on cultural holidays where you get to enjoy the scenery and whatever sites of interest that each place has to offer.

What are the things you dislike most over there?

When I visited Spain and Greece I disliked not being able to understand or speak the language and I had to reply on natives who could speak English in order to communicate.

Have you already been in touch with some International students? What is your relationship with them?

I have made a number of french friends throughout my time in Mary I.

What do you think about them in general and in particular?

I think students that come on Erasmus can tend to socialise a lot with each other and I think this is a perception which many people have but in my experience with international students I have found them very easy to talk to and easy to make friends with as they have been very friendly.

What do you think about the Irish education in your university?

I think the system in Mary I is quite good – particularly the French system whereby students get the chance to correct there work as this is very fair.

Is there anything in the Education system that you would like to change?

I would like if exams were optional and I could be assessed totally through assignments.

What is your best memory in Ireland and abroad?

My best memory in Ireland is being in Mary I. Abroad was when I travelled to Paris with my friends.

What is your worst memory in Ireland and abroad?

N/A.

Would you like to study abroad? Why? Where?

I would love to study abroad in order to improve my french like many of my peers in Mary I. I got the chance to travel to France on Erasmus but as I study Education I did not get the chance to live in France.

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Irish Student Interview: Lauren (20yo) Limerick, Ireland/Clermont Ferrand, France

Irish Student Interview: Lauren (20) Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland/Clermont Ferrand, France “I know Freddy, and some of my friends from Ireland are French” “They’re real nice people”Jade, Lauren and Alison © Copyright 2012

Where do you come from?

Limerick, Ireland.

Mary I Corridor © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.Where are you studying? And why?

Mary Immaculate College. I’m studying here because I wanted to get a full degree to sucessfully become a primary/secondary school teacher. Also, its in my home town which is an advantage.

What do you study in Ireland? Do you speak any foreign language?

I study French, Irish & IT (Information Technology). I can speak Irish fluently and a bit of french..

Have you already travelled abroad?

Yes, I’ve been to Majorca, Menorca, Portugal, America & France next year.

What are the things you like most over there?

Hmm.. the sunshine & the food hehe. Also, exploring the country and relaxing in a different background e.g beaches etc

What are the things you dislike most over there?

Not understanding the language over there e.g Spanish

Have you already been in touch with some International students? What is your relationship with them?

Well, I know Freddy, and some of my friends from Ireland are French (well 2 of them) Also in class I’ve spoken to a French student and shown some directions to one around the college.

What do you think about them in general and in particular?

They’re real nice people.

What do you think about the Irish education in your university?

And about the education in general? I enjoy learning Irish, even though there’s sooo much in the module. Also, I think the seomra caidrimh is a great way for student to practice and learn irish. The education is good also, just sooo much to learn and do within a space of few weeks! The pressure is on.

Is there anything in the Education system that you would like to change?

Some learning activities maybe that could make lectures more interesting!

What is your best memory in Ireland and abroad?

Ireland.. my friends. When I go to France especially, I wont forget them and the memories we shared together. Abroad.. the beaches hehe

What is your worst memory in Ireland and abroad?

The rain in Spain and in Ireland.. I dont have any!

Cock symbol of France © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.Would you like to study abroad? Why? Where?

Yes Im going to study in Clermont Ferrand next year, France. I think it would be a great opportunity to practice and improve my french speaking and also to explore a new culture.

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Student Interview: Holger (23yo) Jena, Germany/Limerick, Ireland

Student Interview: Holger (23) Jena, Germany/Limerick, Ireland “When the lecturer manages to catch my interest I usually like the lecture”Holger Profil © Copyright 2012 Where do you come from and where is your home university?

Germany, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.

What is your exchange programme?

Erasmus.

How long have you been in Ireland?

A little over 3 months.

What do you study in Ireland? And why?

  • English/Irish/German Literature as they are part of my studies at my home-university and I need the credits.
  • Gaelic, Irish Heritage because they are interesting topics.
  • And English for academic purposes to improve my English.

Why did you choose to come to study in Ireland?

I wanted to study in a country where English is native language. When I finally made the decision that I really want to go somewhere, Ireland was the only country left.

Bar Lounge © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.What are the things you like most in Ireland?

Language, Pub-culture, landscape, friendly people, Limerick Babtist Church.

What are the things you dislike most in Ireland?

Littering.

Did you get to know the Irish students? How did you manage to do that?

Some, mainly in the lectures when we had to do presentations together and through other (Erasmus-) students who met Irish students. Also through the sports activities.

Were there any activities offered by your university or the student organization?

Yes, sports (Badminton on Monday and Wednesday), the introduction tour through the college and several pubs.

Have you visited the country? How?

Yes, weekend trips by car or bus.

What are your favourite leisure activities?

Sports (swimming, soccer, badminton, table tennis), reading, walking, watching movies.

What do you think about the Irish lecturers in your university? And about the education in general?

Some are really good, some are not so good. As usual, it depends on the lecturer. When the lecturer manages to catch my interest I usually like the lecture. I don’t really know enough about education in general to talk about it.

Is there anything in the Education system that you’d like to bring back home?

Essays for some lectures instead of exams.

What is your best memory of you experience in Ireland?

Meeting with friends in a pub, for Thursday’s football match or at the Limerick Baptist church.

What is your worst memory of you experience in Ireland?

Being sick, and not feeling able to do anything and just wanting to sleep in my own bed.

Would you like to extend your stay in Ireland for another year/semester for instance?

Since I know that there won’t be any courses I could attend, since I’m already doing 4th year courses. I would say no.

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Student Interview: Laurie (20yo) La Roche Sur Yon, France/Limerick, Ireland

Student Interview: Laurie (20) La Roche Sur Yon, France/Limerick, Ireland “some Irish students are really nice, they make all they can to make you feel good”Laurie Mirror © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

 Where do you come from and where is your home university?

I come from France and my university is called Ices and is at La Roche Sur Yon, a city in Vendee, on the West coast (of France).

What is your exchange programme?

Envoleo.

How long have you been in Ireland?

Four months in April 2012.

What do you study in Ireland? And why?

I study German, English, French Literature, Irish and Welsh Literature and Archaeology (Léann Dúchais – Irish Heritage Studies). I didn’t really have the choice of my modules. In fact in my home university I study languages and my university told me what I had to choose.

Why did you choose to come to study in Ireland?

 Because Ireland is a country I wanted to discover.

Irish West Coast © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.What are the things you like most in Ireland?

Its landscapes, its people, and the belief in Leprechauns. I like it also because it changes from France. It’s a new culture, there are new people. I like meeting new people and discovering new customs.

What are the things you dislike most in Ireland?

Sometimes the weather when the wind is really cold.

Did you get to know the Irish students? How did you manage to do that?

Yes, I spoke to Irish students during my German and my French class. I told it, I really like to meet new people so it’s wasn’t really hard. And some of them are really nice, they make all they can to make you feel good.

Were there any activities offered by your university or the student organization?

 The Choral Society and The Aerobic Class.

Have you visited the country? How?

Yes,  by bus and once by car.

 What are your favourite leisure activities?

 Discovering the country, singing (I attend the choral society), having a good time with my new Erasmus and Irish friends. The aerobic class at MIC with Shavonne (coach).

What do you think about the Irish lecturers in your university? And about the education  in general?

It’s different, I like it but I don’t know how to explain. And the relationship between the teachers and the students are closer than those we have in France, I think it’s better.

Is there anything in the Education system that you’d like to bring back home?

The confidence and the relationship between teachers and students.

 What is your best memory of you experience in Ireland?

 I have a lot, I can’t choose one. Visiting this beautiful country, laughing with my new Irish and Erasmus friends…

 What is your worst memory of you experience in Ireland?

Some problems of collocation (City Campus).

 Would you like to extend your stay in Ireland for another year/semester for instance?

Yes, I would like to stay longer, it’s sure.

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Student Interview: Julie (20yo) Reims, France/Dublin, Ireland

Student Interview: Julie (20), “Irish students are really kind with me”Julie D St. Patrick's Day © Copyright 2012

Where do you come from and where is your home university?

I come from France and my home university is Université de Droit et Lettres, at Reims.

What is your exchange programme?

Erasmus.

How long have you been in Ireland?

From January to June.

What do you study in Ireland? And why?

I study literature and cinema studies, because I was curious to discover new courses.

Why did you choose to come to study in Ireland?

Because it’s a country I always wanted to see. A lot of people told me it was grand here. I did not hesitate.

Galway Museum Statue of an Irish man © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.What are the things you like most in Ireland?

The atmosphere, Irish people are really nice.

What are the things you dislike most in Ireland?

It may be the cold wind.

Did you get to know the Irish students? How did you manage to do that?

There are not many Erasmus students in my school, as they just started the Erasmus exchange, so I spend most of my days only with Irish students… who are really kind with me.Julie D Saint Patrick © Copyright 2012

Were there any activities offered by your university or the student organization?

I don’t really know…

Have you visited the country? How?

Not yet, but I’m planning to do that soon.

 What are your favourite leisure activities?

Hanging out with friends and talking English with people from everywhere!

What do you think about the Irish lecturers in your university? And about the education in general?

I think they have a better way to teach, but it’s a bit less strict than in France, and for some points it’s kind of shocking (students going in and out of the course anytime for example).

Is there anything in the Education system that you’d like to bring back home?

How the teachers are really interested by the success of each student.

 What is your best memory of you experience in Ireland?

People I met.

What is your worst memory of you experience in Ireland?

I don’t have one.

Would you like to extend your stay in Ireland for another year/semester for instance?

I don’t, because I miss my family and my relatives!

Text: Freddy D.
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  1. Julie D Saint Patrick’s day 1 © Copyright 2012
  2. Galway Museum Statue of an Irish man © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.
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Student Interview: Audrey (23yo) Reims, France/Limerick, Ireland

Student Interview: Audrey (23), “I travel every weekend, and I see as much as possible!”Audrey at Mullagh More Burren National Park © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

Where do you come from and where is your home university?
I come from France and I study at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. My home university is in Reims, located in the North-East of France.

What is your exchange programme?
I had the chance to come to Ireland thanks to the Erasmus programme.

How long have you been in Ireland?
I came to Ireland in September 2011 so I’ve been there for seven months now.

What do you study in Ireland? And why?
I mainly study English literature. I’ve chosen the courses on Shakespeare and the Romantic period for instance. They are very interesting topics to increase my knowledge in literature since I want to teach that specific subject later.

Why did you choose to come to study in Ireland?

Shannon River, Limerick, Ireland © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.At first my home university asked me to choose between Ireland (Limerick) and England (Canterbury). I finally chose Ireland because I had never been there in my life and also because I knew some of the other students who went to Mary I and they told me that the university and the lecturers were great. So the choice was not that difficult in the end!

What are the things you like most in Ireland?
Well, what I like most are the beautiful landscapes on the West coasts of Ireland. Limerick City is well located and gives you an access to all the natural beauties of the West.

What are the things you dislike most in Ireland?
Most people think that the worst thing in Ireland is rain, or the climate in general. This is not my opinion, I easily got used to the rain! What strikes me the most is the quantity of alcohol people (mainly between 15 and 30) can drink. I think there is a very important issue on alcohol in Ireland, young people drink too much! Moreover alcohol is absolutely expensive! Well that’s my own opinion!

Did you get to know the Irish students? How did you manage to do that?
In fact I don’t mix much with Irish students simply because they don’t seem to be really interested in foreign students, probably because we don’t stay more than a semester or a year. The only Irish students I talk to study French and are interested in French culture and are willing to improve knowledge. I am mainly in touch with other international students who come from all over Europe.

Were there any activities offered by your university or the student organization?

It is true that Mary I is a place to study but it also provides you with opportunities to have fun! For instance the Halloween Ball, or the performance of ‘Grease’ by great singers and actors! It was absolutely delightful! You can also practice sports, mainly in the evening in the sports building at Mary I, lots of activities are proposed such as Yoga, Aerobics, Zumba…

Have you visited the country? How?

Actually I have! I travel every weekend, and I see as much as possible! I know that I won’t be there all my life so I really try to makeCliffs of Moher © Copyright 2012 Freddy D. the best of it! I love visiting peninsulas such as Dingle, and cliffs. I mainly visited natural places in county Clare and country Kerry. A friend of mine has a car and has agreed to share the costs of petrol with the people who’d like to do some visits in Ireland. This is a great opportunity.

What are your favourite leisure activities?
Well this is not my absolute favourite activity but it is pleasant to gather with some friends in a pub from time to time. Having a good pint and a nice chat is really enjoyable.

What do you think about the Irish lecturers in your university? And about the education in general?
I think the lecturers at Mary I are really great. They seem to be happy to do their job and ready to listen to you in case of any problems. It’s important to feel supported as well.

Is there anything in the Education system that you’d like to bring back home?
Oh yes! I particularly like the “informal” type of relationship between lecturers and students. For instance, you are allowed to call a teacher by his name! That wouldn’t happen in France, we have a really formal relationship with French lecturers. But in Ireland, it’s great because you feel that there is some kind of equality between students and teachers, you feel respected and not “inferior”.

What is your best memory of you experience in Ireland?

That’s a very difficult question. I don’t have only one unique good memory of my experience. I think that Ireland is a beautiful country to visit. I don’t regret my choice to come and study at Mary I, it offered me a great experience!

What is your worst memory of you experience in Ireland?

Well it goes back to the very beginning of my stay in Ireland. I wanted to rent an apartment so I managed to have several appointments with different agencies to visit the flats. But the bad surprise was that most of the letting agents didn’t show up for the appointment. I was really disappointed and thought it was unprofessional!

Would you like to extend your stay in Ireland for another year/semester for instance?

Yes! Definitely!

Text: Freddy D.
Photo: Freddy D.

  1. Audrey at Mullagh More Burren National Park © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.
  2. Shannon River, Limerick, Ireland © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.
  3. Cliffs of Moher © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

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Departure: Plane or Car Ferry?

This question must be asked! Coming by car seems to be more expensive at first! But it eventually turns out to be cheaper if you want to travel all around the country since bus trips are expensive.

If you really want to visit everything at a cheaper cost, I’d advise you to come by car which could be really useful in Ireland. I’ll show you why in my future posts. But if you can’t come by car you can also rent one from time to time.

Living in Limerick gives you the opportunity to easily reach the beautiful landscapes of the west coast. Most of the roads are in good shape and the Irish drivers are very fair!

I didn’t come by plane but some friends of mine will tell you soon about their flying experience.

By Plane:

Depending on your plane, you can land at Shannon Airport which is not far from Limerick (40 minutes by bus from Limerick), or you can land at Dublin Airport (3 hours by bus from Limerick).

By Car and Ferry:

My car Limerick © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

Ferry Cherbourg © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.That depends from where you’re from. My outward route from France to Ireland was Cherbourg-Octeville Harbour/Rosslare Harbour Co. Wexford. I’ll tell you later which Ferry’s company I chose and what difficulties I encountered.

To have a look at which companies are available, don’t hesitate to visit directferries website (link)

Useful links:

  • Directferries:“The directferries.ie Ferry Offers page is where you’ll find all of the latest ferry offers and ferry discounts!” (link)
  • Drivingschoolireland:“Our school mission is to teach our pupils to drive safely, confidently and competently. We do not simply “do the test routes”. We strive to prepare our pupils for a lifetime of safe driving, not just to prepare them for the driving test.” (link)
  • Dublin Airport: Useful information about the airport facilities and services. (link)
  • Shannon Airport: Useful information about the airport facilities and services. (link)

Text: Freddy D.
Photo: Freddy D.

  1. Sepia photomontage (my car Ferry’s reflection/windshield) © Copyright 2012 Freddy D
  2. My car Limerick © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.
  3. Ferry Cherbourg © Copyright 2012 Freddy D..

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Preparations & Accommodation

There, you’ll find the latest news about my experience in Ireland. You’ll also find testimonies of some of my friends.

I’m not going to talk about the selections to be accepted as an Erasmus student, I will tell you what happened after that. At the end of March, the person in charge of the Erasmus exchange with Ireland told me that I was selected to go to Limerick and to study at Mary Immaculate College.

King John's Castle Limerick © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

King John's Castle, Limerick

Mary Immaculate College © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

July 2011:

Preparations for the departure were not easy and it was important to be well prepared before going to a foreign country.

Renting a private apartment:

If you want to find an apartment, which was my case, the best way is to book a room in a hotel for a few days so that you can calmly visit the flats which would suit you the best. You will have less pressure doing this way, I stayed at Patrick Punch’s Hotel, which I can’t but recommand it to you, it is really nice and very close to Mary I.

Before leaving your home country, you can make a pre-selection of what type of flat you’d like to visit by using those websites:

In my opinion the best areas next to Mary I are:

  • Alandale Orchard, Ballinacurra, Limerick, Ireland
  • Fitzhaven Square, Ballinacurra, Limerick, Co. Limerick, Irlande

A (Alandale), B (Fitzhaven), C (Patrick Punch’s Hotel), D (Mary I)

I do advise you to be cautious about the choice of your living area since some places are said not to be really safe.

It’s up to you but avoid as much as possible to rent a place at Steamboat Quay, Windmill or any places in this area.

♣  For those who want to share an accommodation:

Several student accommodations are available around Mary I:

  1. Residence Block (Irish Girls only) ~ On campus ~ Link
  2. Courtbrack (mostly for first year Irish students – It’s very noisy) ~ Owned by Mary I. 4min walk to college ~ Link
  3. Ashdown ~ Apartment accommodation.  3 mins walk to the college ~ Link
  4. City campus ~ 10 – 15 mins walk to the college.close to the city centre ~ Link

As the Irish say, “Good luck!”

Text: Freddy D.
Photo: Freddy D.

  1. Limerick workmen close-up welcome to Limerick © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.
  2. King John’s Castle, Limerick © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.
  3. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick © Copyright 2012 Freddy D.

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