It is only my first week in Ireland but I love it! Although it rains a lot, a few sunny hours a day and nice people makes the day just fine.
I am an intern at Cara international which is located in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. It’s really a small but very nice town (it is the biggest town in Mayo) with very lovely people. Everyone are really polite, so its normal to hear “sorry”, “thank you” and “cheers mate” on every step.
During rainy days you can simply go to gym, pool and spa, or you can just stay at home and enjoy in a company of other interns from the office. And yes, there are also sunny days in Ireland, which we like to spend out on trips or visiting some local sport matches. Although Dublin is three hours away with train, you can visit famous Cliffs of Moher and Galway which are both approximately an hour away.
And off course, there is also a night life in Castlebar. You can spend evenings in one of many pubs in a company of good Irish beer(s) and just talk with mates or you can find a pub with a live music and dance to the rhythms of Irish traditional music. There is also a disco in Castlebar for those who take dancing a little bit more seriously
If I draw the line, for so far, my Irish experience is very good and I hope it continues in this way until the end of my internship at Cara international.