Tag Archives: Ireland

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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The never ending journey: Ireland to Korea in 10 million hours

My granny used to say that everything that happens in life is ‘grist for the mill’. With that in mind, I decided to use my eventful trip from Dublin to Busan last weekend as material for this blog post. This … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about packing for Korea

This post is inspired by a chat I recently had with someone who is moving from Ireland to Korea next month, about what’s available in Korea and what she should bring from home. Unfortunately she was just as confused as … Continue reading

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Makgeolli and crisps: my first Christmas in Korea

I am a youngest child, and will be the first to admit that we can be a very privileged and annoying species. This is more true at Christmastime than ever: we get esteemed jobs like putting the star on the … 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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