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“From Blossom to Bottle” Pictures

I had the chance to visit the Armagh Cider Company a few weeks ago to get some material for my story. These are just a few of the many pictures I got from that visit. Photo credit to Kelly O’Brien and Clare Bonnyman.

To say I was excited to meet journalists at the BBC this weekend would be an understatement. It was my first official visit to an international news bureau, and even though we were only there for an hour and a half I learned a lot that will help me with my story and my career. […]

Garth Brooks cancels all of his Dublin shows

This story has been developing since I’ve gotten to Ireland. Garth Brooks was planning to play five shows in a row in Dublin at the end of July. He scheduled these shows. and sold tickets for them, without getting proper licenses from the Dublin government. After people from the neighborhood surrounding the venue began to […]

What Nationality is to Me

After being in Ireland for almost 2 weeks now, one of the biggest things that has stood out to me about the people here is how proud they are to be Irish. I realized I had never really thought about my nationality. I am Irish, Polish, and German, but probably the biggest part of my […]

My Best Experience in Northern Ireland

As a journalist, one of the hardest parts of an interview is actually getting people to talk to you. When I went to visit the Armagh Cider Company, I was expecting to have a hard time getting my subject to open up, which is usually what happens in the states. I was pleasantly surprised when […]

Martin Lynch Article and Questions

Here is an article I found on Martin from last September. The article talks about some or the most shocking scenes from his latest play. One question I would like to ask Martin is how long it took him to write “The History of the Troubles According to my Da”

My Time in Dublin: A Photo Gallery

Dublin was absolutely amazing. It has definitely become one of my favorite cities in the world. I got to experience the culture, the food, and the people, which were all awesome. We did everything from taking a walking tour of Dublin’s bridges to learning how to taste Guinness like a professional. These photos are a […]

First Impressions: The Magnificent Dublin

Coming to Dublin, I honestly had no idea what to expect. But upon my arrival in Dublin, I instantly fell in love. We started off our day with a rapid fire history lesson on Dublin led by an awesome tour guide. We then got a spectacular tour of the Abbey Theatre and its backstage area. […]

Armagh’s Hidden Treasure: The Armagh Cider Apple Company

For my final project for the class, I decided to write about the local cuisine in Armagh. We stumbled upon the amazing place that was The Armagh Cider Apple Company. I   don’t want to give away many details, since I’m doing my story on them, but I’ll give you the overview of our visit. When […]

Regionalism: Why I Get that Northern Ireland is Different From The Republic

When we were asked to write about regionalism, I had a hard time deciding what to discuss. But then, I realized that regionalism is a huge part of my life. I am extremely proud of where I come from, which is a small town outside of Chicago, Illinois. And, I am very proud to be […]