Eurogael is a society run by Irish and Erasmus students to encourage students from different countries to get to know each other, to experience the Irish countryside and culture and to have some fun! Eurogael has been running for many years (started by Gerard O'Carroll, International Office), I got involved last year (and was awarded a Citation for my involvement by Societies) and for the last two years different trips have been organised (and part sponsored by the college)to the following destinations:
Ring of Kerry
Cork City & Cobh or Blarney
As well as trips (usually on Saturdays), Eurogael also attend cultural evenings/performances at Siamsa Tire, Irish dancing lessons and anything the students are interested in doing together!
Alison Boardman, BA ISM Post Graduate Student ITT (researching online language learning)
What is now the European Society began as the German Society the previous academic year. Its aim was to promote greater awareness of the rich diversity Germany has to offer through literature, history, cuisine, cinema, etc. Membership was for everybody, not only Deutsch language scholars. A number of activities were held to raise funds which helped fund a number of Irish students to organise a weekend trip to Cologne. It was a great success.
The reasons for founding The European Society were twofold. Firstly, greater awareness of Europe for Irish students. Secondly, with the demise of the Eurogael Society it would give international students at IT Tralee the opportunity to find out more about Ireland.
Broadly speaking the Societyâ¿¿s aims are
To promote and increase awareness of the many unique cultures and traditions of the various countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Holland, Finland, etc
Organise events, trips, etc for international students to get to know Irelandâ¿¿s rich heritage and the people
Have fundraising events to help fund a trip for Irish students to visit a city in a chosen European country
The European Society is an interesting and fun society to be part of, however, it is relying on the support of both Irish and international students to help boost its success. EUnited we can achieve so much more.