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  • Hi everyone, my name is Daniel Speicher, and I got the opportunity to go on the Irish Life Experience in the summer of 2019. I would highly recommend the ILE to anyone who wants an exciting summer trip around Ireland and see what the country has to offer. Some of my favorite attractions in Ireland […]

    Daniel S.-ILE 2019
  • Hi Everyone! My name is Kennedy Porter and I went on the Irish Life Experience in 2018! I’m from Columbus, Ohio and am currently a Junior. I was able to go on this amazing trip through the Shamrock Club of Columbus, as well as through the support and encouragement of my friends and family. I […]

    Kennedy P.-ILE 2018
  • Hello, My name is Nancy Bowne and I live in Cherry Hill, NJ, a suburb outside of Philadelphia. I am seventeen and will be a senior in high school. I recall growing up, hearing stories of the legendary summers my mom and aunt had on this Irish Life Experience trip, knowing it was something I […]

    Nancy B.-ILE 2018
  • Hi All! My name is Hannah Borgra and I am from Joliet, IL-a town about an hour south of Chicago. I am currently a senior at Joliet West High School. I was so lucky to be able to attend the Irish Life Experience this past summer thanks to the Irish American Society of County Will […]

    Hannah B.-ILE 2017
  • Hi! My name is Peirce Robinson. I live in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, PA and right now I’m a senior at Abington Senior High School. This past summer, thanks to my grandparents, I had the opportunity to spend four weeks in Ireland with the Irish Life Experience. My family has been going on the […]

    Peirce R.-ILE 2017
  • Hello, I’m Johanna! I live in a small town just south of Chicago and I’m about to start my last year of high school. Ireland and Irish culture has always been a huge part of my life, and I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to go on the ILE, this past summer. The […]

    Johanna B.-ILE 2015
  • Hi Guys! I’m Robert and I live in New York City. I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to go on the Irish Life Experience in 2015. It was a summer that I will never forget as long as I live. Friendships are formed instantly for life when you meet everyone at Logan […]

    Robert B.-ILE 2015
  • Hi! I’m Clare Broderick and I live in Chicago. I’m an Irish dancer at Mullane Healy Godley Academy and attend Regina Dominican High School. This past summer I was lucky enough to go on ILE15. I had heard about the trip when my sisters went on it in ’08 and ’09. For the past two […]

    Clare B.-ILE 2015
  • Hi Everyone! I’m Siobhán! I’m a Junior in high school and I live in a suburb outside of New York City. I went on the Irish Life Experience Program this past summer, and it’s easy to say that I had the best summer of my life. I had never been on a plane without my […]

    Siobhan L.-ILE 2015
  • Hi Everyone, I’m Owen! I live in a small town 30 minutes south of Boston, and I am going into my senior year of high school. I grew up right next door to my grandparents, who both emigrated from Ireland, so I grew up with a strong Irish influence. My brother went on the Irish […]

    Owen M.-ILE 2015
  • Hi, I’m Katie! I’m from just outside of Chicago, and I’m currently a freshman in college. I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to go on #ILE14 this past summer. If you’re reading this, it means that you’re interested in some part of the ILE, and I cannot encourage you enough to get more […]

    Katie A.-ILE 2014
  • Hi! My name is Ana Corcoran and I was blessed to have the opportunity to be part of the ILE this past summer of 2014. I am from Michigan, but just recently made the move to live in Irvine, California. Even though this was my last summer in my hometown, I am so happy I […]

    Ana C.-ILE 2014
  • Hi! I’m Eme and I went on the ILE this past summer. I’m 16 years old and live outside of Boston Massachusetts. I’m the biggest mummas girl! I love to travel and learn about different cultures and appreciate how other parts of the world do things. I have plenty of Irish blood in me and […]

    Eme E.-ILE 2014
  • Hi, I’m Carrick! Since this is supposed to partially be a biography, I just want to start by saying I had not originally intended to go on the ILE. Ever since I was five I had competitively Irish danced. So, it could not be more obvious that I have been brought up in a big, […]

    Carrick “Rocky” R.-ILE 2014
  • Hiya! I’m Sarah Augsbach, and I had the amazing experience of being part of the Irish Life Experience Summer Program of 2013 right after graduating from my high school in Long Island. I’m now attending Fisher College in Boston. Ireland is a giant influence on me and my life, because I was raised with Irish […]

    Sarah A.-ILE 2013
  • My name is Emily Bryan. I am a senior in high school this year. I live in Carrollton, GA and attended the ILE this past summer of 2013. I absolutely loved being able to take part in the Irish Life Experience! I loved being able to tour the country and learn about so many different […]

    Emily B.-ILE 2013
  • Hey ya’ll! My name is Sarah Bryan, and I was blessed enough to be able to join the Irish Life Experience Family the summer of 2013! This trip was the best trip I have ever been on, and definitely the best decision I have ever made! I learned so many things not only about my […]

    Sarah B.-ILE 2013
  • Hey! My name is Kathleen and I went on the ILE during the summer of 2013. My whole entire life I dreamed of going to Ireland and seeing the land my grandparents came from. I finally decided that I HAD to go. My parents told me if I wanted to go, I would have to […]

    Kathleen C.-ILE 2013
  • Hello! My name is Kayla Corrigan and I went on the Irish Life Experience in the summer of 2013. I currently live in Bellerose, New York. When I first heard about the ILE, I thought it would be a great learning experience, as well as a way to meet so many amazing people. (I was […]

    Kayla C.-ILE 2013
  • Hi! My name is Riley Mullen and I went on the 2013 High School ILE trip. I live in Northern New Jersey, and the trip was definitely the greatest experience I have ever been exposed to. I first heard about the program through my brother and sister, both of which had taken the trip years […]

    Riley Mullen-ILE 2013
  • Hi interested ILE Students, My name it Tyler Krell and I am a member of the 2012 ILE Class. I am currently living in Helena, Montana and am a Freshman at Carroll College. I plan on studying Business Management, Finance, and Accounting. My ILE experience has changed my life and given me a open door […]

    Tyler K.-ILE 2012
  • Hello! My name is Raizel Burstein-Frame and I am from Seattle, Washington. I went on the Irish Life Experience in 2011, the summer before my junior year of high school. Believe me when I say that no other single experience has changed me as much, before or since. I have always had an interest in […]

    Raizel B.-ILE 2011
  • My name is Ryan Cuellar and I attended the Irish Life Experience during the summer after my junior year of high school. I’m currently enrolled at Purdue University studying Business Management and possibly pursuing a double major in Finance, as well. The ILE was definitely a life-changing experience and I cannot fully express myself as […]

    Ryan C.-ILE 2011
  • Hello My name is Molly Fitzgerald. I am a student at St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota, but I am from a suburb of Chicago, called Tinley Park. I traveled with the Irish Life Experience in the summer of 2011; the summer after I graduated from High School. The ILE is an amazing experience, and […]

    Molly F.-ILE 2011
  • My name is Mary Clare Kane, and I attended the Irish Life Experience the summer after my junior year of high school. The ILE was such an amazing trip and I miss it so much. One thing that I absolutely love about the trip was that I was able to meet friends that will last […]

    Mary Clare K.-ILE 2011
  • I’m currently a Freshman at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’m originally from Coronado, California-where I lived with with my parents Eileen and Jeff, my two sisters Margaret Mary and Sheila Grace, my brother Charles Patrick and dog Bono (Yes, as in U2…, we’re Irish!). I love to bake, play field hockey, travel, do […]

    Fiona T.-ILE 2011
  • “Hi! My name is Kelly Meagher (Pronounced ‘mayor’, it’s Gaelic!) and I traveled with the ILE the summer before my sophomore year of high school in 2011. I have always been a huge fan of all things Ireland-my favorite color is green, I’m a championship-level Irish dancer-so actually having the opportunity to go to Ireland […]

    Kelly M.-ILE 2011
  • Hi, I’m Hannah! I’m a small town farm girl from Elwood, Indiana, always looking for adventure. I love to dance, play the piano, meet new people, make memories, and experience new things. From the second I was born, I was immersed into a huge Irish catholic culture, so naturally I always dreamed of visiting my […]

    Hannah F.-ILE 2010
  • I went on the High School ILE Program in the Summer of 2010 and absolutely loved the experience. I had been interested in Irish history and culture throughout High School and was extremely excited to see the island for myself. The whole experience was so wonderful that I decided to come to NUI Galway for […]

    Joe P.-ILE 2010