Go Green.

Go Green. By Katie Gotta 5/24/16 Throughout our time in Dublin we passed Trinity College on numerous occasions. Whether it was for a quick bite to eat at one of the abundant coffee shops or pubs nearby or learning the history of the University through the hop on-hop off bus tour, it was clear that Trinity was a very important…

My goodness, my guinness

My goodness, my guinness by Katie Gotta 5/23/16 When I think of Ireland I think of beer. Good beer. And most of that reflection comes from the worldwide phenomenon that lies within the brand Guinness. While one of the oldest brewing companies in the world, it has been able to sustain incredible worldwide fame and to this day…

An Ode to Wifi

An Ode to Wifi By Katie Gotta 5/20/15 In my generation, wifi has become such an important part of daily life- and I hate it. I hate that it’s embedded in our thoughts that we want to take a picture just because we want to post it on Instagram to show off the world instead…

The Empire Strikes Ireland

The Empire Strikes Ireland By Katie Gotta 5/19/15 Film and Television have become such a large part of our culture. Whether it be by analyzing or enjoying a well produced show- this form of media has become an integral part of our everyday lives. While I knew very little about Ireland before this trip, I did know…

The Giant Sleeps Tonight

The Giant Sleeps Tonight By Katie Gotta 4/18/16 Today was one of the most incredible days of my life, and it had nothing to do with anything besides admiring the incredible beauty surrounding me at every turn. We began the day by stepping onto a bus with two Irishmen, Dave and Johnny, with no idea as…

The Brand of Belfast

The Brand of Belfast by Katie Gotta Titanic has been forever memorialized due to the magnitude of press and media drawn from the famed Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet 1997 movie. Although, it wasn’t until Day 4 in Belfast that I grew to realize the impact that the illustrious ship had on the creation and rebuilding of…

Bring down the walls

Bring down the walls by Katie Gotta I had always thought I knew a lot about the UK due to friends and family who live or have lived over here, but upon reaching Belfast I realized that I was actually clueless. In the past two days, I’ve gotten stared down more times than I can count and…