Dublin’s Secret Garden

Did you know that Dublin got it’s name from the beautifully quaint Dubhlinn Gardens, hidden behind the famous Dublin Castle? The circular garden has a…

My First Music Festival: Electric Picnic

My first festival! On September 1st I attended one of Ireland’s favourite festivals, Electric Picnic, in Stradbally, Ireland. I’ll admit, I’ve never been much of…

Olivia Likes: Dublin Fashion Festival

On Thursday, September 5th, I was excited to catch a glimpse of the first fashion shows of the 4th annual Dublin Fashion Festival. I saw…

National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History

Looking for something different to do around Dublin? On my first weekend in the city, I visited one of the sites of the National Museum of…

Ireland: The Arrival

Congratulations! You made it! You received your documents, your working holiday authorization, and have found yourself in Dublin, your first port of call in Ireland.…

First Impressions of Dublin

The move went ahead, and without a hitch! On August 17th, Charlie and I boarded our flight out of Vancouver, and by the afternoon on…

Ireland: Flights & Insurance

For the Ireland visa they require you to book your flights and purchase travel insurance before submitting your application. This is contrary to what they…

Ireland: Paperwork

And so it begins! I’m working on the first step of my move to Ireland: the paperwork. While it’s never the most exciting step, it…

I’m Moving to Ireland!

I just can’t get enough of it! Shortly after my UK visa expired, I moved home for the summer. Vancouver is lovely but I knew…

The Last of the Dublin Visit

We finished off Dublin in superb tourist fashion on the city sightseeing tour bus. 1 and a half hours and you can see all you…