It’s the beginning of December and to get fully into the holiday spirit our students took a trip to visit the Galway Christmas Market. The 2021 Christmas Market is the twelfth year of the market in Galway and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and stalls located in Eyre Square in Galway City centre.
The city of Galway was alive with merry shoppers and those looking to get into a festive frame of mind. Thankfully the weather was unseasonably sunny which really helped make the day a success.
The students took the opportunity to enjoy some mulled wine, eat Galway’s favourite takeaway (Charcoal Grill) and buy some local products. The friendly nature of the Galwegians always helps to bring a smile to your face, they love getting to know anyone who visits their city.
Students also enjoyed the views of the city by taking a turn on the big wheel and visiting the Spanish Arch to see the beautiful River Corrib.
For Christmas 2021 the City of the Tribes to be sparkling with the magnificent Galway Christmas Market from 6 pm on Friday 12th November until Wednesday 22nd December 2021.
On Wednesday 1st of December, our Dublin City Clean Up event took place. This was an initiative organised by the Dorset College Wellbeing Ambassadors who were keen to get more environmentally conscious. We reached out to Dublin City Council, who provided all the clean-up equipment to help support this event.
Although the weather is getting colder and the evenings are shorter, the team turned up and picked up all the discarded litter surrounding Mountjoy Square. This is such a worthwhile activity for all to take part in as it is a stark reminder that we need to start treating the earth a lot better.
At Dorset College, we see the importance of these kinds of activities, as it is a great way to create awareness in our area for future waste-reducing efforts. A cleanup can also bring about a sense of community and responsibility to keep our city and neighbourhood safe and clean.
The Student Experience went to visit the magnificent National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology on Kildare Street.
The museum is a branch of the National Museum of Ireland, a stunningly restored building that guides you through a series of significant periods in Irish history.
On this visit, the students could see antiquities dating from the Stone Age to the Late Middle Ages such as the Gold Torcs from the Bronze Ages and the Viking Metal Work from early medieval excavation sites.
This is a fantastic way for our students to learn about Irish history in an engaging way, especially for the semester abroad groups, that come every year for a whole experience and get to enjoy all these moments.
The museum was established under the Science and Art Museum Act of 1877. This is a real treasure in the city centre, situated next door to Leinster House where The Oireachtas and its members sit.