Category Archives: Ireland and Korea

5 small struggles of being an Irish person in Korea

My apologies for the drought in blog posts over the past few months! My only explanation is that I have been doing other stuff and haven’t really been in the mood to blog. I did sometimes think ‘Maybe I should … Continue reading

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Ireland vs. Korea: Weddings!

Even though I have difficulty picturing myself getting married (any time soon at least) I am a huge fan of weddings. The excitement, the romance, and most important of all, the cake. So when I was invited to the wedding … Continue reading

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Six things I noticed when I went back to Ireland

My body clock said 5am, but it was 6pm in London. I was at Heathrow Airport, about to take the last leg in my three flight, 20 hour odyssey from Busan to Dublin. I had eye bags that should have … Continue reading

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Soju think the Irish are all drunks?

Just like many other Irish people living in Korea, I woke up yesterday morning to a barrage of social media notifications from folks back home. It turned out that an Irish woman named Katie Mulrennan applied for a teaching position … Continue reading

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Ireland vs. Korea: Where we come home to

A lot of my friends back home have asked me what my apartment in Korea is like and how it differs from Irish homes. I can understand this curiosity – before I moved to Korea I tried to picture myself … Continue reading

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Ireland vs. Korea: One Shot!

For the third installment of ‘Ireland vs. Korea’, I will look at the role of drinking in both countries. ‘One Shot’ is a Konglish expression, which can be equated with ‘bottoms up’ or ‘down it’. Obviously drinking too much alcohol … Continue reading

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Ireland v.s. Korea: Student-teacher friendships

  No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. (James P. Comer) One of the biggest nuisances I remember from secondary school in Ireland was the rigmarole around speaking to teachers outside of class time. You’d have to knock … Continue reading

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