Undergraduate | Mar 01, 2017 | Jacqueline Herlan
9 insights from 9 days in Dublin
There’s a difference between studying Dublin from a Keating classroom and actually experiencing the city in person.
The 13 undergraduate students on a recent global immersion trip got to try out both.
Here are the top nine insights they gained over the course of their nine-day Dublin trip:
- The Silicon Docklands in Dublin are home to the international offices of companies such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, eBay, Yahoo, and IBM.
- The final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was filmed at the top of Glendalough’s monastic remains in the Wicklow Mountains.
- Google Dublin’s primary focus is on cloud computing, and the company encourages a yearly reorganization.
- Enterprise Ireland, a government organization that promotes and supports local Irish entrepreneurs, plans a 2017 focus on female entrepreneurs.
- Ireland’s Newgrange stone-age passage tomb was built in alignment with the winter and summer solstices.
- The Institute of Technology at Tallaght offers students from all over the world the opportunity to work directly with on-site entrepreneurs on their endeavors.
- The Book of Kells at Trinity College is an incredibly small exhibit, where photography is prohibited, but it’s a Dublin must-see.
- Former Minister of Education Noel Dempsey points to the quality of education in Ireland as the reason behind the 12.5 percent corporate tax rate.
- Former President Obama’s speech in which he famously said, “you could say there’s always been a little green behind the red, white, and blue” was held at College Green, which was home to many former members of Irish parliament.