Serena's Journey to Ireland

Current Location

Cork, Ireland

Hello! My name is Serena and I am studying European politics and architecture in Cork, Ireland. I am excited to be able to take you along on my adventures and share Ireland’s rich culture with you! 


This week I'm off from class and my mom, sister and grandmother came to visit me in Ireland. I went up to Dublin to meet them at the airport and we then went to Counties Meath, Galway and Roscommon.


The Aran Islands are a bridgeless group of three islands that sit in Galway Bay. My sister and I got up early and caught the only morning ferry to Inishmore, the largest of the three islands.

Field Notes

Living on an island can be exciting, but it also poses difficulties. Overpopulation, deforestation, crop blight, poor harvests and isolation have all historically created difficulties for the Irish.


The port town of Cobh was historically very significant since it was often one of the last stops as ships headed towards the Americas. It is famously the last port of call for the Titanic.