The Grim Beauty Of The Paris Catacombs

By: Lisa Diviney So-called “Dark Tourism” is on the rise. People satisfy a morbid curiosity to explore the worlds darkest corners and most infamous places. Netflix, ever tapped into the zeitgeist, has fueled this obsession with their series ‘Dark Tourist.’ People have been visiting places where some of the most famous murders have taken place and where humans have suffered …

An Focal Erasmus Diary – Things You’ll Miss From Prague – Prague V Limerick

Things You’ll Miss from Prague – Prague v Limerick By: Chloe O’Keefe I’m back in UL, after a whole year of being off campus from my cooperative placement for the first half of 2018, and my Erasmus+ placement in Prague, in the Czech Republic, for the second half of the year. Prague was amazing. I’m forever going to remember the …

“They Took The Bloody Wheels”

By Paul Saunders Twenty-eight bicycles were stolen from the University of Limerick campus last year. This averages to approximately one bike stolen every academic week in 2016. Bike security has become a major issue among students on campus, with many students dissatisfied with the security services. Tariq El Masri, had his bike secured outside the Students Union when it was …

National Identities Not The Full Picture

By Jonas Ditlevsen UL really is a wonderful place to be an international student. Social activities abound, the community is vibrant, and academic pursuits are readily available. Guinness somehow tastes better here than it does at home (I’m not sure what kind of bog magic goes into it, but I like it!) Being an international student, the most immediately salient …

Ten Things to Consider Doing Before You Graduate

By Ciara Maria Hayes 1. Go on a group holiday Some people may have already done this with Leaving Cert holidays becoming increasingly popular but if you haven’t, group holidays can be a great opportunity to explore a new place and meet new people along with your mates. 2. Go to a music festival There’s a music festival to cater …