The Emerald Isle

The time of my five month practical training in Limerick, Ireland has been like a roller coaster – full of interesting turns, butterflies in the stomach and feelings of: “Is it possible that I have had enough?” but finally ending at: “I want to repeat this!”. I have gotten the chance to learn about laboratory work and a great deal about biomass analysis.

Extractives of an unknown sample from Sweden
Extractives of an unknown sample from Sweden.

As well as working a 9 to 5 I have joined an outdoor pursuit club at the University of Limerick. This club organizes hiking and climbing trips. (Plus the main reason why I joined in the first place; they have a small bouldering wall where you can climb for free AND meet awesome people)

Beenoskee, Dingle peninsula
Beenoskee, Dingle peninsula
Irish climbing sceneries, to be missed!
Irish climbing sceneries, to be missed!

What I now know about Ireland: everything grows greener every day, when you go running in the forest you have to be careful that a goat won’t eat your shirt, by hanging around with Irish people you always have a good craic and that no one ever gets tired of talking about the weather.

Adventure to be continued.
Adventure to be continued.

 

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