3 things to get Irish Culture (even during lockdown)

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Over 100 nationalities are represented at Griffith’s College. Even during this chaotic period, life goes on, and loads of you have still chosen to study abroad. Even if Ireland went back into lockdown again, there are still many solutions to get familiar with some of Dublin’s particularities. After hardly forgetting all your disillusions, choose to find a way to enjoy your trip as much as if coronavirus never ever existed.

Let’s take some fresh air!

Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions allowed people to exercise within a radius of 5 km of their home. If you live in Griffith’s Hall of Residence or nearby, you can practically go all over the capital center. Look around you and get closer to Dublin streets. One of the special strengths of this rule is that it is possible to get to green areas like St Stephen Park. You could also visit Phoenix Park to see fallow deer. Go for a run, or have a takeaway coffee and sit on a bench, walking around while listening to music. It is up to you!

Get your 5 km radius on MAP RADIUS.

Phoenix Park
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“Laughter is brightest where food is best.” 

As the old Irish proverb goes, you can enjoy cooking a meal with your roommates during the lockdown. Furthermore, what is more enjoyable than trying new recipes?

For example, you should make the ultimate comfort dish: Shepherd’s pie.

In this youtube video, Home Cooking Adventure Channel takes on this traditional recipe with a special adding: Guinness !!!

 

By the way, you could also do a classic Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip, but don’t be scared for your cholesterol because the cheese and the beer in it will not be.

Read to get the Irish Universe

If you are looking for a classic Irish read, check out these three books.

1.  The Picture of Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde tells of a young man who is gonna chaotically change his worldview because of his beauty and youth. Even if the story takes place in London, Oscar Wilde became one of his day’s best-known Irish personalities.

2.  The Butcher Boy, written by Patrick McCabe, is set in a small town in Ireland in the late 1950s. It tells the story of Francis ‘Francie’ Brady, a schoolboy who retreats into a violent fantasy world as his troubled home life collapses.

3. Each of the 15 stories in Dubliners by James Joyce offers glimpses into ordinary Dubliners’ lives, and collectively they paint a portrait of a nation.

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